Changes to Active Kids Vouchers: How to Apply in 2024

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Parents, gather round! We're here to dish out the latest updates on your favourite Active Kids Voucher, an excellent initiative from the NSW Government that fosters an active lifestyle among our kids. So, what's in store for 2024? Let's jump right in!

Where to Use Your Active Kids Vouchers in 2024

Can I Still Get An Active Kids Voucher and A Creative Kids Voucher?

The short  answer is no. The separate Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers have been changes into a single voucher system. 

This means that instead of two vouchers for different types of activities, there will now be one voucher to cover both active and creative pursuits in two installments of $50 vouchers per year.   

How Do the Active Kids Vouchers Work in 2024? 

From the beginning of 2024, families will be issued two $50 vouchers per child each year. This streamlined approach aims to simplify the process for parents and guardians. Here's a quick rundown:

  • Two Vouchers Annually: Each child eligible under the new criteria will receive two vouchers a year, valued at $50 each.
  • Combined Use: These vouchers can be applied towards a wider range of activities, whether it's for sports, swimming lessons, or creative arts like painting and music classes.
  • Eligibility: The focus is on families receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or B, aiming to ensure that those who could benefit most from the program have access.
  • Application Process: Applications open in February 2024, with the process centralised through the Service NSW website.

Where to use Your Active Kids Vouchers 2024

NSW Active Kids Vouchers
You can use your Voucher for kids' surfing lessons in Sydney.

Whether it's surfing lessons in Sydney or any other sports activity, your Active Kids Vouchers offer a myriad of ways to keep your kids engaged, entertained, and healthy!

Stay tuned for more information on these changes and how to get the most out of your vouchers. And while you're at it, don't forget to check out where to use your Creative Kids Vouchers. Here's to keeping our kids active, creative, and happy!

Where to use Your Creative Kids Vouchers

NSW Active Kids Voucher Providers

Scouts NSW
Put your wilderness skills to the test at Scouts NSW.

One common misconception about the Voucher is that it can only be used to cover the costs of team sports. We're thrilled to reveal that the vouchers can be applied to just about any recreational activity, just as long as the activity is run via a registered provider with the NSW Governments Active Kids program and that the activity runs for a minimum of eight weeks.

Sydney is full of active programs kids will love participating in throughout the year. From swimming, golf, cycling, and even indoor trampoline fun, there are loads of places where you can redeem your Voucher, and the kids can learn and love a new sport or activity for the year!

Here are our top picks for providers in 2024:

BlueFit: Swimming, basketball, gymnastics, junior golf, dance, chess... you name it, and BlueFit provides it! With locations across Sydney, including Lane Cove, Hurstville, Mosman and more, you'll find a BlueFit kids' program to fit the bill. 

YMCA: YMCA NSW are keen to get your kids out and about and active and are offering a range of activities for school-aged children, including swimming, gymnastics and soccer. YMCA have locations all across Sydney.

Scouts NSW: Have your little ones been begging to join Scouts? Well, now they can at a reduced price! Scouts NSW is a fantastic program for kids who love the outdoors and love adventure. From camping to fishing, hiking, canoeing and plenty more, joining Scouts NSW is one BIG adventure. 

Surf Life Saving NSW: If your kids love swimming and love the beach, joining Surf Life Saving NSW and redeeming their vouchers will be one of the most exciting things they do this year. The Surf Life Saving Nippers program is renowned throughout Australia and is a fantastic way for kids to keep fit, meet friends, and gain confidence against the backdrop of a stunning Sydney beach.

PCYC NSW: Martial arts, soccer, gymnastics, gym & fitness, school holiday programs and more are on offer at one of the many PCYC locations across Sydney, and the best part? All of these programs can be used to redeem your Vouchers for 2024!

Let's Go Surfing: Use your Voucher to book your kids in for an eight-week surfing camp in Sydney. Let's Go Surfing has programs in Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach during the school holidays and are suitable for beginners. 

Sydney Archery: Have a budding archer in the family? Sydney Archery runs several archery programs throughout the year, so there's never been a better time to use your Voucher to reduce costs. 

Hive Active: If your little one loves the gym and loves getting fit, Hive Active's CrossFit Kids and Teen Term programs are the perfect fitness find in 2024.

Golf NSW: Is 2024 their year to work on their golf swing? With over 360 golf clubs across NSW, Golf NSW has a golfing program to suit and is a proud Voucher provider.

Carlile Swimming: Offering small classes and an industry-leading approach, Carlile Swimming is a great place to use your Voucher at a range of Sydney locations! 

Is your kid's favourite sport or activity not on the list? Use the NSW Government website search tool to find an Active Kids provider today. 

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