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. (further details here)

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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.

Find info for your state below

NSW Kids active rebate

QLD Get Started vouchers

NT sports vouchers

WA KidSport

SA sports vouchers

TAS ticket to play rebate

Have you claimed your rebate yet?


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Did you also know you can claim a rebate for “Creative Kids” in 2019 as well? 

  • Great idea- hope the rest of Australia follows suit!


  • I doubt this will have much impact on obesity, but it will help families with costs of sport.


  • I hope all eligible sports don’t put their fees up by $100!


  • Maybe not the answer, but surely a sort of help towards it. At least they are doing something.


  • It’s not the answer to reduce obesity – but what would help would be if PE was back in schools twice a week like it used to be plus 1/2 day sports activities. And no leave passes from parents to exempt their kids from it. And what happened to the schools ‘Learn to Swim 10 days session’ for free.


  • Does Qld have this? As would be great as both my children have been doing swimming lessons for 3yrs already. I pay $1440 per year for both weekly all year round. This would definitely help.


  • My kids have been active ever since they could walk. Now they are 12 and 15. I have never heard this $100 rebate before. If I got this it would help with all the expensive sports and activities that they do. Is it available in a Melbourne?


  • In WA we get kids sports grant of $200 a year if you have a health care card but it can only be used for a not for profit organizations which is great but my son dances and dancing is not one of the things it can be used for


  • There is already a version of this for queensland we used it to help vover gymnastics fees


  • I’m sure this will help some people. It’s a start.


  • It’s a great gesture and a start in the right direction – my youngest does swimming and I know that the $100 while it will be a nice addition to help pay for the fees, it really won’t cover that much for a years worth of swimming lessons!

    I do think though parents should not be given an allowance to encourage or get their children into sport, that’s not really a good message to send – Here have some free money to enrol your child into a sports activitiy! Parents should be naturally encouraging and engaging their children into sports/swimming rather than a prompt from government to do it!


  • How about they just run free kids sports programs??


  • What a fantastic idea master 5 does swimming & karate this will help


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