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Media release: One million reasons to celebrate active and creative kids

February 2019

NSW families simply love the NSW Government’s $100 Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers, with 1 million downloaded since the rebates went live.

Following on from the success of Active Kids, from 1 January 2019, families can now use Creative Kids vouchers for structured activities such as dancing and music lessons, languages, coding, drama and theatre, photography and graphic design.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet joined junior cricketers in Beverly Hills today to remind families of how the two rebates can help them ease cost of living pressures.

“The new school year has started and these vouchers will help parents plan for their children’s activities, which can add to a household budget,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“These vouchers are not only helping take the pressure off families, they are also encouraging children to learn new skills and take part in fun extracurricular activities.

Mr Perrottet said: “These vouchers are helping to unlock the sporting and creative abilities of young people across the NSW.”

“Both vouchers have been made possible due to our strong economic management. We’ve balanced the books, slashed the debt and put the State back in pole position.”

“We know the costs of sporting and creative activities can sometimes bowl a family over, which is why we have delivered these hip pocket savings.”

The following postcodes are among those that have downloaded the most Creative Kids vouchers:

Postcode Suburb Vouchers downloaded

2155

Kellyville

1,626

2153

Baulkham Hills

1,191

2145

Greystanes

1,054

2250

Gosford

939

2170

Mount Pritchard

902

2259

Tuggerah

870

2077

Hornsby

841

2154

Castle Hill

814

2570

Oran Park

749

2261

Berkeley Vale

701

     

The following postcodes are among those that have downloaded the most Active Kids vouchers this year:

Postcode Suburb Vouchers downloaded

2155

Kellyville

4633

2153

Baulkham Hills

3282

2570

Camden

2733

2250

Gosford

2654

2560

Campbelltown

2500

2170

Liverpool

2467

2567

Narellan

2441

2233

Engadine

2369

2154

Castle Hill

2354

2261

The Entrance

2104

Mr Perrottet said both programs were hugely successful, but urged people to make sure they did not just download the voucher and let it gather dust.

“If you fail to lodge them with your accredited provider by the end of the year they are valid for, they go to waste,” Mr Perrottet said.

“We know our kids want to be active and creative, but it’s up to the adults to make sure they make the best use of these great cost saving measures.”

These vouchers are among a raft of NSW Government initiatives helping to ease cost of living pressure for households. Others include cheaper Green Slips and refunds, free car registration for regular toll users and the FuelCheck app.

Further information on both vouchers is available at Service NSW.