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For parents and kids

Get Started Vouchers program

  • Round 12 is now closed. Applications for Round 13 will open January 2019.
  • voucher of up to $150 is available for children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club
  • Parents can apply for a voucher to help pay for club membership and participation fees.
  • Clubs must be registered with the Get Started Vouchers program to accept vouchers.
  • Referral agents (such as police officers and school guidance counsellors) can refer eligible children and young people for a voucher.

Other funding sources

  • The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy (travel subsidy) replaced the Young Athlete Assistance Program on 1 July 2015 and aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events.
  • The Local Sporting Champions Program gives young athletes (aged 12–18) grants of up to $500 to pay for travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at recognised sporting championships.
  • Read about what other grants and funding are available for young people.