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How to claim your $100 Active Kids rebate for your kids who play sport

What is the Active Kids rebate, where can I use it, and how can I claim it? We have all the answers here!

By Bettina Tyrrell
It's no secret back-to-school costs can blow the budget right out of the water. There is uniform costs, stationary supplies, new shoes, plus after school actives - every bit adds up.
That's why when the New South Wales government offered to lend a hand with the Active Kids rebate, it was greatly welcomed.
As of now, parents and carers of school-aged children enrolled in sport actives and teams can receive the first of two annual $100 vouchers to contribute to registration or membership fees for 2020.
At the time of the Active Kids voucher launch in 2018, then Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said the rebate will ease financial strain and allow kids to be active.
"Every dollar counts in the household budget and this is $100 back into the pockets of mums and dads so more kids can play sport," he said.
"We're helping to ensure families don't have to stretch their budgets and to ensure their kids are active and healthy."
Each school-child between the ages 4.5 - 18 years and enrolled in approved sport or fitness activities, is eligible to receive one voucher every year for the next four years. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.
As of now, parents of school-aged children enrolled in sport actives can receive a $100 voucher to contribute to registration fees for 2020.

How do I claim the $100 Active Kids rebate?

As of the 1st January, parents can apply for and download their first 2020 vouchers from the Service NSW website.
To use the voucher you give your voucher details to an approved Active Kids Provider (find an approved provider here).
The $100 rebate will help families access healthy actives such as swimming, netball, soccer and athletics to name a few.

What can I use the rebate on?

The voucher can be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport and fitness and can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.
Eligible activities could include popular sports such as:
  • netball
  • football
  • basketball
  • swimming classes or lessons
  • gymnastics
  • athletics
The voucher cannot be split between more than one provider or registration (meaning you may not be able to the claim the full $100), or used for individual items (like jerseys, socks or boots), or redeemed for cash.
Visit Service NSW for more info.