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How to apply for a Get Started Voucher

Round 13 is now open for applications.

Ensure you have a QGrants account set up prior to applying for a voucher. If the system is busy due to high demand, please close your browser and try again in the next 12–24 hours.

Important dates

  • 6 February 2019—Applications open.
  • Prior to the round opening, ensure you have a QGrants account set up and know your login details so you are ready to apply for a voucher.
  • 15 May 2019—Vouchers expire. Vouchers must be presented to a registered club on or before this date.

How to apply

Watch the short video below to find out how you can apply for a Get Started Voucher, when the round is open.

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Check if you are eligible and submit your application

Before you apply for a voucher, answer the questions below to ensure your child is eligible. There are helpful hints provided with each answer to assist you.

  1. Have you already received a Get Started Voucher for your child/young person this calendar year? You are able to apply for one voucher for each child under your care in a calendar year.
  2. Are you the parent/carer/guardian of a child/young person between the ages of 5 and 17 (inclusive)? (If you chose 'No' above)
  3. Do you or does your child hold a valid Health Care Card/Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it? (If yes, please have this ready at the time of application). Note: Medicare card numbers and Customer Reference Numbers for Centrelink payments (including Family Benefit Part A or B) are not valid. Only valid Centrelink Health Care Cards or Pensioner Concession Cards are accepted. The department undertakes audits of cardholders to verify validity. Invalid cards will result in vouchers being rejected and unable to be used.
  4. Do you have a QGrants login? (If yes, please ensure you know how to log into your account. To change your password, please follow these instructions (new window).)
  5. Have you previously experienced technical issues applying for a voucher?
  6. Do you have a printer to print your voucher?
  7. If you are successful a voucher will appear in a PDF format on the final screen of the application. Please save a copy of the voucher to your computer so that you can print it at a later time. A copy will also be emailed to your registered email address (check your junk mail).

    You can access and print your voucher at any time by logging in to QGrants (new window), clicking on the ‘applications’ tab, finding ‘eligible’ applications and clicking ‘view’ next to the voucher. You can then right click on the PDF and select ‘print’.

  8. If you are successful then a voucher will appear in a PDF format on the final screen of the application and you can print a copy straight away. A copy will also be emailed to your registered email address (check your junk mail).

  9. Have you found a registered club to submit your voucher to?
  10. Have you found a registered club to submit your voucher to?

Using the voucher

If your application is successful, a voucher will appear in a PDF format on the final screen of the application.

A copy will also be emailed to your registered email address which you can print at a later time (check your junk mail).

You can access and print your voucher at any time:

  1. Log in to QGrants.
  2. Click on the ‘applications’ tab.
  3. Find ‘eligible’ applications and click ‘view’ next to the voucher. You can then right click on the PDF and select ‘print’. Alternatively, save the PDF and e-mail to your chosen sport/recreation provider.

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