Kids need to be active.
Joining a sport or active recreation club can be great for them, but sometimes the costs can get in the way.
For families genuinely needing some help with club fees, there are ‘Get Started Vouchers’ available each year in January and July
You can apply for a voucher if you have a Centrelink Health Care Card or Centrelink 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 and can be used at registered clubs. Our club locator can help you find a Get Started club based on activity and location.
The voucher covers the first $150 of membership or participation fees. Check if your club 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 with internet access (tablets and phones don’t always work) and have created an account. As vouchers are limited and disappear quickly be ready to apply as soon as the round opens by creating an account at any time.
Let’s create an account.
You’ll need an email address and the instructions on our ‘How to apply’ 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 you don’t get the email, make sure you 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 ‘How to apply’ page to get the direct link. Log in with your email address and password.
Complete all details on each page before clicking next.
Type in your details.
Then the child’s details.
Add the Centrelink Health Care Card or Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card details or referral agent details.
And fill in the questionnaire.
Once you’ve checked your details are all correct click submit.
If you are successful the voucher will appear – 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 club 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 club it’s up to them to redeem it.
If you need help, visit our FAQ page. There are answers to most questions there, plus fact sheets and instructions and if you’re still needing help, email or call 13 74 68.
Good luck, and have fun!