One voucher is available each year for students aged between 4.5 to 18 years old. Parents can access the rebate online or in person at Service NSW.
The vouchers will help parents meet the cost of creative and cultural activities such as music lessons, languages, coding, drama and theatre, photography and graphic design.
Research has shown that children’s engagement with creative activities has positive effects on their interpersonal, intellectual, social and emotional development.
Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello said the NSW Government’s Creative Kids program builds on the success of the Active Kids program.
“Involvement in creative and cultural learning activities is critical to a child’s growth and development but the enrolment costs all add to the family budget and can be prohibitive,” Mr Dominello said.
“The NSW Government recognises that cost of living is a major issue for families and because of our strong budget position, we are proud to be providing this extra assistance for children to participate in these valuable creative and cultural programs.”