The KidSport financial assessment process is in
place to assist families not listed on a Health Care or Pensioner Concession card who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of an unforeseen situation.
KidSport Financial Assessors are professional employees at agencies
who provide support services for families. They will assess a family's
financial situation against the KidSport financial exceptions and submit
a KidSport application to the department.
Your local government or the department can provide the contact details for a local KidSport Financial Assessor.
Organisations who want to be KidSport Financial Assessors should email the KidSport team or call 61 8 9492 9911 to discuss this role.
The following people/organisations cannot become KidSport Financial
Assessors: local leaders/individuals, clubs, doctors, universities,
metropolitan schools, PCYCs or YMCAs.
The reasons for not including these people/organisations vary but are
generally around them not being able to make a financial assessment of
the family or running programs/clubs themselves which presents a
Teachers are not always in a position to determine a family’s
financial status and in the metropolitan area there are other more
suitable agencies which can fulfil this role. For this reason, Sport and
Recreation (WA) has decided to restrict metropolitan schools from
becoming KidSport Financial Assessors.
It is, however, acknowledged that in some regional areas the local
school is the only organisation in a position to recognise and support
families experiencing financial hardship to access KidSport funding. For
this reason regional schools will be accepted as KidSport Financial
Assessors if recommended by the local government.
Families who do not have a concession card but are experiencing
significant financial hardship, as a result of an unforeseen situation,
may apply for a financial exception through a KidSport Financial
Assessor. A child can only access KidSport once under one of the following four financial exceptions:
If the family is experiencing ongoing financial hardship
they should apply for a concession card through the Department of Human Services (Centrelink).
If an applicant is not listed on a valid concession card but appears
to be experiencing financial hardship under one of the four exceptions,
the local government or the department can provide them with the contact
details of a local KidSport Financial Assessor.
The KidSport Financial Assessor will then meet with the family and
discuss their financial circumstances. If these circumstances meet one
of the four exceptions for not having a concession card, the KidSport
Financial Assessor will complete an exception application form and send
it to the department for assessment.
If the department approves the exception it will be processed online
for final administration against the remaining KidSport eligibility
criteria. If the application is unsuccessful the KidSport Financial
Assessor will be notified and will contact the family.
KidSport Financial Assessors can still support KidSport applications for children with a valid concession card. There is no
need for the family to provide any reasons of financial hardship, they
simply need to include a copy of their concession card with their
Do not submit enquiries with this form.