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Applying for a FairPlay voucher

Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers.

There is a limit of 1 voucher per child per calendar year.

1. Check if your child is eligible

You can apply if your child:

  • is a Queensland resident aged from 5 to 17 years (inclusive) at the time of application
  • did not receive a FairPlay voucher this year
  • holds, or whose parent, carer or guardian holds, a valid Services Australia Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it.

2. Make sure your activity is available

Search the activity provider directory to check that:

  • your chosen activity is listed
  • there is a registered provider near you.

3. Read the terms and conditions

Read and understand the FairPlay voucher application terms and conditions.

4. Access the QGrants online system

You will need a QGrants account to apply—create an account if you don’t have one. Watch the video to find out how to easily create your QGrants account.

Watch the video to find out how you can apply for a FairPlay voucher when the round is open.

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Kids need to be active.

Participating in sport or other physical activity can be great for them, but sometimes the costs can get in the way.

For families genuinely needing some help with membership or participation fees, there are ‘FairPlay Vouchers’ available each year.

You can apply for a voucher if you have a Department of Human Services Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card or if you receive a link to a voucher from a registered referral agent.

Queensland children aged 5 to 17 are eligible for one voucher per calendar year which can be used at a FairPlay Activity Provider. To help you find a provider you can search based on activity and location on our Activity Provider directory.

The voucher covers the first $150 of membership, registration or participation fees. Check if your Activity Provider has other costs you’ll need to cover, like uniforms or equipment, as you’ll need to know you can afford them.

To apply you’ll need a computer or laptop with internet access (tablets and phones don’t always work) and have created a QGrants account.

Let’s create a QGrants account.

You’ll need an email address and the instructions on our ‘Applying for a FairPlay voucher’ page.

Begin by entering first name, surname and email address.

Then, create a password.

Click to confirm you’re not a robot.

Once you click register you will receive an email to your nominated email address. You need to open this email and click the activation link to finalise the process.

If the email isn’t in your inbox, be sure to check your junk mail.

Now you are registered, you are ready to apply for your voucher when the next round opens. Check our website for dates

Here’s how you apply.

When the round is open go to the ‘Applying for a FairPlay voucher’ page to get the direct link. Log in with your email address and password.

After logging in, click ‘Applications’, then ‘New Applications’ then find the current grant round in the list provided.

Complete all details on each page before clicking next.

Type in and verify your details.

Click Yes to add the Department of Human Services Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card details. If you have a link from a referral agent click No to add the referral agent details.

Complete the child’s details.

And fill in the questionnaire.

Agree to the terms and conditions of the program, check the details are correct and click submit.

If you are successful the voucher will appear on your screen – it can take a minute, so give the website a minute to respond. You can also check your email for a copy of the voucher.

You can present the voucher to your Activity Provider when you’re signing up, either printed out or by emailing it. Make sure this is before the expiry date! If you lose the voucher or the email just log back in to your account to get another copy.

Once you have given it to the Activity Provider it’s up to them to redeem it.

If you need help, visit our website at www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers, or if you’re still not sure, email fairplayvouchers@npsr.qld.gov.au or call 13 QGOV (that’s 13 74 68).

Good luck, and have fun being active!

Authorised by the Queensland Government, Willian Street, Brisbane.

If you are successful

If your application is successful, your voucher will appear on the screen and a copy will be sent to your registered email address (you may need to check your junk mail).

Learn how to use your voucher.