Information for parents

Apply for KidSport funding and help your children experience the benefits of club sport.

Apply online

Have a copy of your Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card ready.

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Eligible children in Western Australia can receive up to $150 per calendar year to cover the costs of joining any approved KidSport club.

Vouchers can also be used across multiple KidSport clubs, helping more children to get active and connect with community sport.

KidSport eligibility

To be eligible for KidSport applicants must be: 

  1. Aged 5 to 18 years
  2. A resident in Western Australia
  3. Named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
  4. Registering with a KidSport approved club. Find a KidSport club.

If your child will be 5 for the majority of the playing season, then the Kidsport application will still be considered. If your child is 18 at the time of application they will still be eligible for KidSport.

Application process

Applications are open all year round and can be completed online in three simple steps.

  1. Check your child is eligible
  2. Find an approved KidSport club
  3. Apply online (or via hard copy application if you don’t have access to the internet).

Before you apply

Ensure you have a photo of your Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card ready to attach as a file online. The card must be current (not expired) and display the child's name and individual Centrelink Client Reference Number (CRN) on the card.

It is recommended using a desktop/laptop computer and using Google Chrome browser when completing the online application form.

Remember to allow enough time for your application to be processed before your child’s season starts.

Tips for completing the application

  • Provide a valid email address when applying for Kidsport as this is email used for all correspondence from the KidSport team.
  • If your application has been submitted successfully, a “Thank you for submitting” page will appear and you will receive email notification from kidsport@dlgsc.wa.gov.au.
  • You must select the local government area in which you reside. Children can still join clubs outside their local government area. 
  • You can apply for KidSport each calendar year that your child meets the eligibility criteria. Select ‘yes’ in the application form if your child has registered for KidSport funding previously for quicker form completion. 
  • KidSport is claimable for multiple sports for a maximum amount of $150 per year. You will need to submit one application per sport and can choose how much to allocate per sport. 
  • To find out if your child has any funding remaining for the year start an application online. The remaining funding amount will be displayed at the top of the second page in a yellow banner. 
  • If your preferred club isn’t an approved KidSport club you cannot receive KidSport funding to help cover fees. You may choose to contact your club and direct them to the information for clubs page to see if they are interested in becoming a KidSport approved club 
  • Applications are completed through the online application form. Alternatively,  hard copy application forms are available at most local governments and can be downloaded from the link below.

What happens next?

Your local government or the KidSport team will assess the application within 10 business days. 

If approved:

  • You will be sent an email with a voucher code.  
  • You will need to provide the voucher code to your chosen KidSport club when registering with them. 
  • If the club fees are above the approved KidSport voucher amount you will need to pay the difference.  
  • The club will validate your voucher code and be paid directly by the department.  
  • Remember, the voucher code will expire within 90 days of the approval date.  

If unsuccessful:

  • You will be sent an email advising that you are unsuccessful.  
  • If you have any questions, contact your local government or email the KidSport team.

Common reasons for applications being unsuccessful include: child not meeting eligibility requirements, concession card was not readable or the funding request was greater than the child's remaining KidSport balance.

Using the voucher

KidSport must be used at point of payment, refunds will not be given for club fees that have already been paid. This means that you must be approved for KidSport and have your code when paying fees.

All voucher codes will have a 90-day expiry from the date you receive the approval email. If for some reason you are unable to provide the club with the code within the 90 days and the code expires, you can simply reapply online (if in the appropriate calendar year).

KidSport vouchers can only be used for registration fees and not the purchase of uniform or equipment. If you are looking for ways to keep the cost of playing sport down, we suggest you contact your club to see if they have second-hand uniforms and equipment, or try organisations such as Fair Game who help out with recycled equipment.

No health care card or pensioner concession card?

KidSport funding is an initiative to support low income families, therefore a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card is required. If your family is experiencing financial hardship as a result of an unforeseen situation you may be eligible to access KidSport without a concession card if you meet one of the KidSport financial exceptions.

Eligible individuals can only be approved through a financial exception once.

Contact us

If you are having issues with your application, have made a mistake in your application, or have lost your validation code, please contact the KidSport team for support.

Email the KidSport team
Telephone 61 8 9492 9911

Page reviewed 02 August 2019