Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting
regional athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway
of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national
Eligible regional athletes can receive funding for out-of-pocket
travel and accommodation expenses directly related to competitions and
programs in accordance with the performance level categories and
eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.
Subsidies for regional athletes are provided through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program.
Previously the Department has supported a travel subsidy for both
regional and metropolitan athletes. Unfortunately over recent times
funding provided to the sport and recreation industry has been impacted
by a number of factors. This has required difficult decisions regarding
allocation of budgets across a range of programs. In the current
financial climate, funding is no longer available to support the continuation of the metropolitan component of this scheme.