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Vouchers are available for eligible families
and activities.

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We’re taking applications for vouchers! Find out if you are eligible to apply for your children and what types of activities and costs are included. For detailed information and Terms and Conditions about the Get Active Kids Voucher Program please read the Program Guidelines.

Who can apply?

To apply for a Get Active Kids voucher you must be:

  • the parent and/or legal guardian of an eligible child,
  • the holder of a valid Australian Government Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with named dependants.
Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a voucher your child/dependant must be:

  • aged 4 to 18 years
  • a resident in Victoria
  • named on a valid Australian Government Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card (at the time of your application), and
  • named on a valid Australian Government Medicare card (at the time of your application).

You can apply for more than one voucher if you have multiple eligible children/dependants.

You must apply separately for each child/dependant.

Special consideration

Special consideration may apply if the child/dependant is aged 4 to 18 years, is a resident in Victoria and meets one of the following criteria below:

  • Child is named on their own Health Care Card
  • Child is currently residing in Victorian Care Services (Out-of-home care)

Special consideration also applies for temporary or provisional visa holders, undocumented migrants or international students who have a child/dependant that is aged 4 to 18 years.

If you meet one of the above criteria, please refer to the table below how you can apply.

Criteria Application Steps
Child is named on their own Health Care Card Please email getactivekids@sport.vic.gov.au to receive an application form.
Child is currently residing in Victorian Care Services (Out-of-home care)
Temporary or provisional visa holders, undocumented migrants or international students.

 

Please email Brotherhood of St Laurence at getactivekids@bsl.org.au to find out more information and to receive an application form.
What costs are covered?

Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses will be provided for eligible activities associated with:

  • membership, registration or general fees to participate at an affiliated sport or active recreation club, association or program.

Additionally, reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses may also be provided for eligible activities associated with:

  • equipment required to participate in the nominated activity; and/or
  • uniforms and clothing required to participate in the nominated activity.

To be eligible under the Program, the activity or program must be affiliated to a Sport and Recreation Victoria recognised Victorian State Sporting Association (SSA) or Victorian State Sport and Recreation Body (SSRB).

See Activities for more information about recognised organisations.

To be reimbursed for equipment, uniform or clothing expenses:

  • the equipment (such as protective equipment, hockey stick, helmet, basketball, etc) and uniform items (including required uniform, appropriate footwear, socks, sports bra, etc) must be required for participation in the chosen sport or recreation activity
  • you must firstly certify that you have incurred expenses within the specified eligible expenditure dates for membership or registration fees related to participation in the sport or activity. If proof of payment for a membership or registrations fees within the expenditure dates is not attached, you will not be reimbursed for uniform and equipment expenses.

View a guide of eligible uniform and equipment.

Eligible sport and recreation activities

To be eligible, the activity or program must be affiliated with a Victorian State Sporting Association or Victorian State Sport and Recreation Body that is recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria.

View list of recognised organisations

How much you can be reimbursed

You can apply for any amount above $50 and up to $200 for each child, but you must spend a minimum of $50 to be reimbursed for eligible out of pocket expenses associated with your child’s sport or recreation activity.

You will be reimbursed for your expenses to the closest dollar. For example:

You spend You are reimbursed
$350 (including GST) $200
$135.40 (including GST) $135

You will need to provide proof of payment of your expenses when you apply. For example:

  • receipts
  • invoices with a paid stamp or note of payment
  • your signed payment plan agreement
When you can apply?

There are specific dates (claim periods) when you can apply. You must have incurred your expenses within specific dates too.

There is a total of 100,000 vouchers available from 1 March 2021 until 15 April 2022.

Subject to availability, you can apply for up to two vouchers for each eligible child from 1 March 2021 to 15 April 2022. However, you can only apply for one voucher per child in a claim period.

When you incur the expense When you can apply (claim period)
1 January 2021 – 11 April 2021 1 March 2021 – 11 April 2021
(NOW CLOSED)
1 January 2021  – 9 July 2021 31 May 2021 – 9 July 2021
9 July 2021 – 12  November 2021 4 October 2021 – 12 November 2021
12 November 2021 – 15 April 2022 7 March 2022 – 15 April 2022

If you submit your application outside of these dates, it will not be accepted.

The application portal for Round 2 will open at 10am, Monday 31 May 2021 and close at 5pm on Friday 9 July 2021.

Program Guidelines

For detailed information and Terms and Conditions about the Get Active Kids Voucher Program please read the Program Guidelines.

To receive this publication in an accessible format, please contact Sport and Recreation on 1800 325 206, using the National Relay service 13 36 77 if required or email getactivekids@sport.vic.gov.au

Last updated: May 31, 2021 at: 9:59 am