A second $100 “Active Kids rebate” can now be claimed to pay for each school aged child who engages in sport or swimming lessons.
In the 2017 NSW budget it was decided that the active kids rebate will be offered in the form of a voucher to be claimed annually from January 1 to reduce the cost of sport registration or membership fees for after-school and weekend sport.
NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, described the measure as “the soul of the budget” and said it was about achieving one of the Premier’s priority targets of reducing childhood obesity by five per cent over the next 10 years.
The active kids rebate is “$100 to get our kids involved and get them active.”
Did you know you can claim a SECOND rebate?
This year, the first voucher was available to claim in January. A second voucher will be available via MyService NSW on 1 July 2019. Both vouchers expire on 31 December 2019.
In the first 18 months of the program, more than 1 million vouchers were redeemed and $100 million saved in fees and sports registration costs.
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said these household savings have contributed to a spike in registrations across NSW.
“The NSW Government is doing everything we can to help ease the cost of living for families, and by adding a second $100 voucher we hope to see parents being able to keep their kids active all year-round,” Mr Perrottet said.
Minster for Sport John Sidoti said another voucher for kids is another win for families in NSW.
“Just as the second Active Kids voucher provides even greater opportunity for children to participate in sport and active recreation, it reduces costs for hard working families,” Mr Sidoti said.
While we do believe this second rebate is only available in NSW there are various rebates available for other states. Conditions do apply for different states.
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