There are voucher programs that can help pay for the cost of of extra-curricular activities related to the creative arts, and sports and recreation.
The Creative Kids program is a one-off voucher payment to eligible parents and carers of up to $100 per calendar year.
The voucher can be used with a registered provider to pay for a range of activities, covering:
- creative arts
- drama and dance
- digital design and coding
- music lessons
The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents and carers of children enrolled in school to use towards sport and recreation costs each year.
The first voucher is available from 1 January, and the second voucher is available from 1 July. Both expire on 31 December.
Vouchers can be used to cover costs related to:
- membership and participation
- swimming lessons
They cannot be used for clothing or equipment purchases, nor for travel to and from the venue where the activity or competition takes place.