Information for parents

Apply for KidSport funding and help your children experience the benefits of community 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 $500 per financial year to cover the costs of joining any approved KidSport Club.

Vouchers can 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. residing in Western Australia
  3. named on a valid Services Australia Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card (issued by Services Australia)
  4. registering with 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

New funding rounds begin on the 1 July each year.

Applications are open year round, and can be completed online in 3 simple steps:

  1. Check your child is eligible
  2. Find an approved KidSport Club
  3. Apply online (or contact for a 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 must display the child's name and individual Centrelink Client Reference Number (CRN).

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

Assessment can take up to 10 to 15 business days during peak season (January to May each year).

Tips for completing the application

  • Provide a valid email address when applying (the KidSport team will use this to send you the voucher)
  • Vouchers can be sent to your phone as an SMS. To you opt-in, add your current mobile number in your application.
  • Children can join clubs outside their local government area.
  • Eligible children can access up to $500 worth of vouchers each financial year. This can be split across multiple KidSport Clubs.
  • To find out if your child has funding available, enter their details on page 1 of the KidSport application form. Any remaining funding for the named child will be displayed. The child must still meet the eligibility criteria to access funding.
  • Vouchers can only be used at KidSport approved clubs. If your club is not approved, ask them to check if they are eligible and would like to register with KidSport.
  • If you have difficulty accessing the online form try visiting your local government, local library, or asking your club for help.

Voucher assessment

Your local government or the KidSport team will assess the application within 10 - 15 business days. 

If approved

  • You will be sent a KidSport voucher by email, and by SMS if you opt-in. 
  • You will need to provide the voucher code to your chosen KidSport Club when registering. 
  • If the club fees are more that the voucher amount you will need to pay the difference.  
  • The club will validate your voucher code, then DLGSC will pay the club.  

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 criteria
  • proof of concession was not provided or insufficient (expired or child not named)
  • the funding request was greater than the child's remaining KidSport balance.

Using your voucher

  • Before using your voucher, arrange a trial session or attend a come-and-try day at your club. This can help determine if the club is a good fit for your family prior to using your voucher to pay.
  • Vouchers represent a form of payment - once you have given a club your voucher code they will be able to claim the voucher and receive payment.
  • Vouchers can be used as payment for registration, membership or participation fees.
  • KidSport vouchers can be used for uniform and equipment costs if the KidSport Club has opted in to accept vouchers for these items and they are purchased directly from the KidSport Club named on the voucher.
  • Vouchers are valid for 90 days.
  • Vouchers can only be redeemed at a KidSport Club.
  • Rebates or reimbursements will not be paid by DLGSC to any parent or guardian.
  • KidSport vouchers are non-transferable. Funding may only be used for the child named on the approved voucher.

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 distress due to eventuating circumstances, and does not yet have access to a concession card, you may be eligible to apply for KidSport special consideration through a support agent.

This option is also available for asylum seekers, refugees, other humanitarian entrants and children in care (including foster care). 

Refund guidelines

Information to help assist parents with the refund process: first talk to your club about any membership cancellation or withdrawal, then review the guidelines before proceeding with a refund enquiry.

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 on
Telephone 61 8 9492 9911

Page reviewed 15 July 2024