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Active Kids

Active kids playing hockey

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program.

From 31 January 2018, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a $100 voucher per calendar year for each student enrolled in school.

The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.

The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.

To use the voucher, give your voucher details to an approved Active Kids Provider.

The program runs year-round, so kids can get active at any time!

Active kids hits the road!

The Active Kids team is heading out around Sydney to get more people involved in the program.

When and where are we going?

What will we be doing?

  • Answering all your Active Kids questions
  • Helping you apply for your voucher on the spot
  • Kids can test their agility, balance and cognitive skills with our cardio wall – all participants will receive a prize

    View list of approved providers

    Who can register to be a provider?

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    Frequently asked questions

    Who is eligible to claim the voucher?

    If you’re a parent, carer or guardian, the student will be eligible if they are:

    • a NSW resident with a valid Australian Medicare Card
    • aged between 4.5 and 18 years, and
    • enrolled in school (from Kindergarten to Year 12, including those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW).

    You can apply for a voucher for each eligible student.

    You can use the voucher for registration or membership costs with an approved Active Kids provider.

    Things to keep in mind…

    Vouchers can only be used:

    • one time (if the chosen activity fees are less than $100, then the remaining balance cannot be used)
    • during the calendar year they’re issued
    • for the person named on the voucher
    • for registration or membership fees with approved Active Kids providers.

    Vouchers cannot be:

    • split between more than one provider or registration (meaning you may not be able to the claim the full $100)
    • used for individual items (like jerseys, socks or boots)
    • redeemed for cash.

    To use the voucher, give the details to your registered activity provider.

    Read more frequently asked questions

    Active Kids providers

    To register as a provider in the Active Kids program you must deliver a structured sport or physical activity program of at least eight weeks' duration that offers moderate to vigorous physical activity. Check if you are eligible.

    What you will need:

    • A MyService NSW Account
    • Personal identity document e.g. Australian Driver Licence
    • Business details e.g. ABN, ACN or Incorporation number
    • Public liability insurance details (you will need to upload a copy of your Certificate of Currency as a PDF to the website as part of your application)
    • Sport/activity details
    • Business bank account details.

    How to register:

    You must be an authorised representative of your sporting club or organisation, such as director, partner, secretary, principal or public officer to complete an Active Kids provider registration.

    1. Register as an Active Kids provider on the Service NSW Website
    2. Login to or sign up to a MyServiceNSW Account. 
    3. Create a business profile. To do this, enter the details of your:
      - Personal identity document e.g. Australian Driver Licence
      - Business details e.g. ABN, ACN or Incorporation number
    4. Complete the Active Kids application by providing:
      - Public liability insurance details (the uploadable PDF copy of your Certificate of Currency)
      - Activity details, including sports or activity type, location and website
      - Bank account details for the business that will redeem voucher and request reimbursements.

    If you offer more than one sport/activity in a different location, you can add more programs after your application has been approved.

    You will be notified of the result of your application within 28 days.

    Once approved as an Active Kids provider, you can start accepting and redeeming Active Kids vouchers.

    Who can register to be a provider?

    Where can I get more information?

    Phone: Active Kids enquiry line 13 77 88