Help your child get active, build self-esteem and feel healthy. The Active Kids program provides a $50 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs. You can use the voucher for registration, participation or membership costs with an approved Active Kids provider.
Through the Active Kids program, the NSW Government is tackling childhood obesity and helping kids get active.
Research shows that in NSW:
- 22% of children aged 5 to 16 years are overweight or obese
- 75% of children in NSW are not physically active for 60 minutes each day
- 44% of children spending more than two hours a day on sedentary leisure activities.
Children who are above a healthy weight can have psychological, social and health issues. Other health problems can include asthma bone and joint complications, sleep disturbance, and early onset of diabetes and heart disease.
There is strong evidence that early childhood physical activity combined with healthy eating can help people reach and maintain a healthy weight later in life.
What we are doing
The Active Kids program, launched in 2018, aims to increase participation of school-enrolled children in sport and physical activity by providing parents with vouchers to help cover the cost of registration and membership fees.
Parents, carers and guardians of school-enrolled children can claim a $50 vouchers per child.
How we are tracking
Since being introduced in 2018, parents across NSW have claimed more than 5.4 million Active Kids vouchers, to use at over 11,000 approved providers and saved $430 million in sports registration.
The Customer Experience Unit supports programs including Active Kids by helping agencies understand customer needs and providing expert advice on implementation.
Customers are loving the Active Kids program with overall customer satisfaction tracking at 99.8%.