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The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the Active Kids program

The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.

Voucher 1 is valid January to December and Voucher 2 is valid July to December.

The vouchers may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.

To use a voucher, find a registered activity provider HERE and present your voucher when you sign up. Search for approved, registered Active Kids providers HERE. If you can't find your preferred provider, you can ask them to register as an Active Kids provider.

To find providers that accept the Active Kids voucher, you can search HERE using:

  • postcode or suburb

  • sport or activity type, or

  • provider name.

Why does the NSW Government want to get kids active?

Data from the NSW Population Health Survey shows that 75 per cent of children in NSW are not meeting the daily recommended level of physical activity, which is 60 active minutes each day. Further, 22 per cent of children aged 5-16 years are reported as being overweight or obese.

The Active Kids program, launched in 2018, aims to increase participation of school-enrolled children in sport and physical activity by providing parents with vouchers to help cover the cost of registration and membership fees. Active Kids has is funded until June 2023 so there’s still plenty of opportunity to be a part of the program.

With 44 per cent of children spending more than two hours a day on sedentary leisure activities, the Active Kids program plays a crucial role in shifting physical activity behaviours of children and instilling healthy lifestyle habits.

Families can now access two separate $100 vouchers for each school-enrolled child. This means more kids can get involved in physical activity and learn healthy habits from a young age. The vouchers may be used with an approved Active Kids provider.

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