What is the Sports Vouchers program?
The Sports Vouchers program is a Government of South Australia initiative administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. The program provides an opportunity for primary school aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees and learn to swim programs. The purpose is to increase the number of children playing organised sport or participating in dance activities by reducing cost as a barrier.
Who is eligible for the program?
All South Australian primary school aged children, meaning if the child is attending or is eligible to attend primary school (Reception to Year 7, even if Year 7 is based at a high school). Remember it is one voucher for every primary school aged child per calendar year. To find your nearest provider please use the ‘Find a Provider’ tool.
How does the program work?
There are currently two methods of claiming a voucher. The method depends on the providers system. Some providers have online registrations, claiming the voucher has been integrated into their systems.
If the provider does not have the voucher integrated into their online registrations, you’ll need to download the voucher. Once completed, take the voucher to an approved provider to receive a discount on the fees when you register.
Providers access the secure Voucher Portal to redeem vouchers and receive reimbursement.
The expansion of Sports Vouches to students in Years 8 and 9 was announced today and WILL COMMENCE FROM 1 JANUARY 2022. This means in 2022, children aged 5 to 15 years old (inclusive) will be eligible for a Sports Voucher (these children will have a year of birth from 2007 to 2017).
For the remainder of 2021, the current eligibility will continue – primary school aged children from Reception to Year 7 (even if Year 7 is based at a high school). For 2021 this means eligible children will have a year of birth from 2008 to 2016.