What Rebates are Available for Activity Providers?

New South Wales leads the way in terms of grant initiatives for kids activity business owners, while some states are yet to offer a rebate system at all yet. For those lucky enough to be eligible to apply as a provider, intakes often take place prior to each school term so it’s best to register your business as soon as possible.  Some states offer sport/physical activity rebates, while others offer creative rebates for classes such as dance and arts.

New South Wales

The NSW government offers the Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.

The voucher can be used for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and recreational activities during the calendar year it was issued. To register as an Active Kids provider and begin accepting Active Kids vouchers, first check if you’re eligible.


Creative kids vouchers are also available. The NSW Government is helping kids get creative with the new Creative Kids program. Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each student aged 4.5 to 18 years old enrolled in school. The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and tuition costs for creative arts, speech, drama, dance, digital design, coding, and music lessons and activities. The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.


FairPlay vouchers replace the Get Started Vouchers program. Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. There is a limit of 1 voucher per child per calendar year.

COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart

$14M COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart – funding to purchase hygiene supplies, products, training or equipment to allow them to return to play, this funding can also be used for operational needs such as utilities and bills. This will see up to 7000 clubs receiving grants of up to $2000.

COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kick-start applications open on 25 May and close on 17 June. For clubs already registered to received Active Clubs funding, the process and system is the same as previous funding rounds. For those clubs who have not received Active Clubs Funding previously, there is a simple online application process.


We couldn’t find anything available at this time but will update the blog post when we do.

Western Australia

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees. KidSport applications are assessed by the local government in which the child resides or by the KidSport team at the department.

South Australia

The Sports Vouchers program is a government of South Australia initiative administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. The program provides an opportunity for primary school-aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees. The purpose is to increase the number of children playing organised sport or participating in dance activities by reducing cost as a barrier. From 1 January 2019, the vouchers were increased from $50 to $100 and all forms of dance are now eligible. The Government will further expand Sports Vouchers to include ‘Learn to Swim’ programs from 1 January 2020. They suggest that you register your interest in becoming a provider by clicking here to register for the Sports Vouchers program.

Northern Territory

The Sport Voucher Scheme is available to every school-enrolled child from preschool to year 12 and home-schooled children.  Children living in an urban area are eligible to receive two $100 sport vouchers each year. One in January and one in July, for sport, recreation, and cultural activities. Parents or carers need to apply for vouchers online each semester. All vouchers expire on 31 May each year.

Australian Capital Territory

We couldn’t find anything available at this time but will update the blog post when we do.


Communities, Sport and Recreation provides funding to increase opportunities for participation in sport and active recreation in Tasmania, and to assist the ongoing development of Tasmania’s sport and recreation sector.  Clubs, not-for-profit organisations and local government entities that provide sport and active recreation opportunities to the Tasmanian community are invited to apply.

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