Coach and Official Education Subsidy

Providing support and development opportunities for regional coaches and officials to achieve their goals.

The Coach and Official Education Subsidy provides funding to assist volunteer coaches and officials who reside in regional Western Australia with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs to participate in sport specific courses to obtain high level accreditations, within their sports coaching and officiating pathway. It is recognised that not all accreditations are available throughout regional Western Australia therefore this subsidy will contribute towards their travel costs to participate in courses.


Volunteer coaches and officials who:

  • permanently reside in regional (country) Western Australia (as per regional boundaries designated by the department)
  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • are registered as a volunteer to a sporting club, regional association or directly to the State Sporting Association,
  • attend or are going to attend, a high-level sport specific course that is recognised by the SSA or NSO
  • submit a copy of the proposed course application or booking information
  • submit a copy of future bookings or receipts for travel and accommodation.


Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Coach and Official Education Subsidy guidelines

Funding may be used for

The subsidy must be used to offset the individuals out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs only associated with attending or completing a course. Funding will be for either retrospective or future travel and accommodation occurring within the eligible dates of the course. Evidence of future bookings or past receipts will be needed.

Eligible travel and accommodation costs include:

Driving costs

As per ATO cents per kilometre method. 72 cents per km. Further details visit the ATO website.


Domestic economy flights within Western Australia.


Accommodation claims can be for the duration of the course and one night prior if needed.

Funding overview


Who can apply

Amount available

  • Peel: Up to $250
  • South West: Up to $350
  • Wheatbelt: Up to $350
  • Great Southern: Up to $500
  • Mid West: Up to $500
  • Goldfields: Up to $500
  • Gascoyne: Up to $1000
  • Pilbara: Up to $1000
  • Kimberley: Up to $1000

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
1 Week commencing 2 November 2020 Not applicable 11:59pm 23 November 2020 Eligible dates of travel: 1 September 2020 to 28 February 2021
  • Gascoyne
  • Goldfields
  • Great Southern
  • Kimberley
  • Mid West
  • Peel
  • Pilbara
  • South West
  • Wheatbelt


If you have any questions please email

Page reviewed 28 January 2021