The Victorian Government announced $21 million over two years for the Get Active Kids Voucher Program. The Program is a Victorian first and will provide support to under-represented groups experiencing barriers to participation in sport and recreation.
The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each and this could be used for Windy Hill & BayFit swimming lessons!
HOW TO APPLY
Children must be aged 4 to 18 and named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and Medicare card to be eligible. Find out if you can apply, what costs are covered and how much can be reimbursed.
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.
WHEN CAN YOU 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.
The application portal for Round 3 begins on Friday 9 July 2021, and you apply to claim between October 4th – 12th November 2021.