The sun is out, the weather is hot and a dip in the pool is looking better than ever! It's the perfect time to get the family up and moving again at your local swim club. Swimming NSW clubs are in full swing this summer with plenty of opportunities to compete and attend club night still on the horizon.
For the fourth year now, the NSW Government* is helping kids get active with the Active Kids program. Parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children can apply for TWO $100 vouchers which can be applied towards the cost of sports fees for this calendar year. Voucher one is valid January to December and Voucher two is valid July to December.
This is great news for families wanting to take the plunge now as Swimming NSW club memberships are valid until 30 September 2021. This translates into a savings of $100 per school-enrolled child this season and a further $100 for 2021-2022 renewals.
Register for your voucher today to save on membership costs: hang on to the alpha-numeric voucher code you receive and let your club know you'd like to use a voucher before you pay this year.
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*Please note this program is not available for ACT clubs or residents.
Active Kids FAQs
- What is the Active Kids Voucher Program?
- Who is eligible for a voucher?
- How can I get a voucher?
- What if my club’s registration fees are below $100?
- Can vouchers be redeemed retrospectively?
- Who can I go to for help?
From 31 January 2018, parents will be able to claim up to $100 per school child, per calendar year, as a voucher to reduce the cost of sport registration or membership fees for after-school, weekend and structured fitness or physical activity, that runs for a duration of eight weeks or more.
The voucher can be redeemed towards payment of memberships or fees with an approved provider registered with the Active Kids Voucher program, each calendar year.
From 1 July 2019, parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children can apply for a second $100 Active Kids voucher to use towards registration and membership fees for sport and active recreation each year.
Voucher one is valid January to December and Voucher two is valid July to December.
Every child enrolled in school from Kindergarten to year 12 will be eligible for the Active Kids Voucher.
From January 31, 2018, a parent or guardian can apply online at the Service NSW Website.
Once the required information is completed, an alpha-numeric voucher code will be provided that can then be used to offset the cost of physical activity participation. The voucher can only be redeemed for one sport per calendar year Vouchers are valid for redemption during the current calendar year and will expire at the end of the calendar year. Vouchers cannot be used retrospectively. Ensure you contact your club prior to payment if you wish to use a voucher.
Please note that providers will be reimbursed the actual value of the activity up to $100 and do not automatically receive $100 for each voucher. Providers cannot raise their fees above a reasonable level (i.e. pricing of participation shall not be increased directly as a result of the registration of a provider in Active Kids).
No retrospective reimbursement of fees can be paid. If membership fees have already been paid for the 2020-21 season, you can ask your club to redeem your voucher number in their own Service NSW portal. They can then forward you the funds after receiving it from Service NSW.