Active Kids Voucher Program
What is the Active Kids Voucher Program?
Parents are able to claim 2 x $100 vouchers per school child, per calendar year, to reduce the cost of sport registration or membership fees for after-school, weekend and structured fitness or physical activity, that runs for a duration of eight (8) weeks or more.
The voucher can be redeemed towards payment of memberships or fees with an approved provider registered with the Active Kids Voucher program, each calendar year.
Who is eligible for a voucher?
Every child enrolled in school from Kindergarten to year 12 will be eligible for the Active Kids Voucher.
How do participants access the voucher?
Parents or guardians can apply online at the Service NSW Website.
You will need
- to create a MyServiceNSW account if you don’t already have one
- your child’s Medicare card details
- your child’s height and weight measurements
- some idea of how many sessions of non-school sport & activities your child has participated in over the last 12 months
Once the required information is completed an alpha-numeric voucher code will be provided that can then be used during the Footyweb registration process. The voucher can only be redeemed for one sport per calendar year.
When can families start downloading and using their vouchers?
- Families will be able to apply for their voucher(s) online from the MyServiceNSW portal. Vouchers are valid for redemption during the current calendar year and will expire at the end of the calendar year. Vouchers cannot be used retrospectively.
How long are Active Kids Vouchers valid?
There are two Active Kids vouchers available for each calendar year. The first voucher is available from 1 January, and the second voucher is available from 1 July. Both vouchers expire on 31 December.
How do participants access the voucher?
A parent or guardian can apply online for each voucher at the Service NSW Website. For more information, visit the Service NSW Website – Active Kids Voucher page.
Once the required information is completed an alpha-numeric voucher code will be provided that can then be used during the PlayHQ registration process. Each voucher can only be redeemed for one sport per calendar year.
Does Westbrook need to verify a player’s voucher?
No. Play HQ will automatically verify the voucher during the registration process. The participant voucher is NOT redeemable directly with the club and the participant will be unable to register using the voucher if the voucher has already been redeemed or is otherwise invalid.
How do I use an Active Kids Voucher when registering?
- When you reach the checkout in PlayHQ, select the link “I HAVE A GOVERNMENT VOUCHER”.
- From the SELECT VOUCHER dropdown box, choose “ACTIVE KIDS NSW”.
- Enter your unique Active Kids NSW voucher code in the “ENTER VOUCHER CODE” text box.
What if I don’t want to use my Active Kids Voucher code?
That’s fine – just complete the registration and check out in PlayHQ without completing the government voucher section.
I have an unused 2021 Active Kids Voucher – can I use it towards my Westbrook 2022 registration fee?
Yes, if you register before 31st December 2021.
Can I register before 31st December 2021 with an Active Kids Voucher if I don’t have any vouchers left from 2021?
No. Unfortunately if you have already used the player’s two vouchers during 2021, you will have to wait until 1st January 2022 to apply for a 2022 voucher and then register in PlayHQ. You will still be able to claim an Early Bird Discount if you register with Westbrook before 31st January 2022. We ask that you email the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make a note of the player’s details and ensure they have a spot saved in the relevant team.
What if I change my mind about using my Active Kids Voucher?
Unfortunately once you have used the voucher during registration, you can not go back and reclaim it. If you choose to cancel your registration, you will be refunded the registration fee less the $100 voucher.
What if I forget to apply my Active Kids Voucher?
You still have the option to redeem a voucher for other eligible sports and activities, particularly if they are in the summer season. If AFL is their only activity for the year, they might be able to use it towards early payment of the 2023 season’s fees if paid before 31st December 2022.
Where can I find out more?
Visit the Service NSW Website – Active Kids Voucher page for further details.