KidSport special considerations

Access KidSport through a special consideration application.

Special consideration applications are available to support identified low-income families who may have difficulty accessing concession cards, or independently applying for a KidSport voucher.

This includes families who are experiencing financial hardship due to extenuating circumstances and who may not have access to a Services Australia Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

KidSport special consideration eligibility

If a family or child has a Services Australia Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, they can use the online KidSport application.

Without a concession card families may be able to access KidSport via special consideration.

To be eligible, the child or family must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Family experiencing significant financial distress (loss of main income source, death/serious illness of main income earner or other extenuating circumstances).
  2. Family impacted by natural disaster (for example fire, flood or cyclone).
  3. Child has been placed into the care of extended family or alternate long-term living arrangements.
  4. Child is in the care of the State Government (this includes foster care).
  5. Child or their parent/guardian is an asylum seeker, refugee or other humanitarian entrant.

The child must also meet the following criteria:

Applying for special consideration

To access KidSport via special consideration:

  1. Check your family or child meets one of the criteria.
  2. Contact a KidSport support agent — the DLGSC KidSport team can help to find your local KidSport support agent.
  3. The KidSport support agent will check if the child is eligible and submit an application.
  4. DLGSC KidSport team will assess the application. If approved, the parent and agent will be sent a KidSport voucher to use at a KidSport Club

KidSport support agents

KidSport support agents are professional employees or representatives of relevant agencies which provide support services for families and children.

Support agents are approved at the discretion of DLGSC and provide a professional and unbiased recommendation for a family to receive special consideration for a KidSport voucher.

To become a KidSport support agent or find out more about the process, contact the KidSport team or call 61 8 9492 9911.

Page reviewed 06 July 2024