Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

The Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme provides funding assistance to Western Australian Athletes who aspire to reach their full sporting potential.

The Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national representation.

Eligible 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. Metropolitan athlete subsidies are provided through funding from the Department of Sport and Recreation.



Read or download the Athlete Travel Subsidy guidelines.

Key dates

Round 2 (closed)

  • Opened 16 December 2014
  • Closed 23 January 2015
  • Eligible travel dates 15 September 2014 – 15 April 2015

Round 3 (closed)

  • Opened 14 April 2015
  • Closed 15 May 2015
  • Eligible travel dates 15 January 2015 – 15 August 2015

Round 1 2015/16

  • Details to be confirmed shortly

More information

Regional enquiries

For regional enquiries, or if you have any problems with your application, please contact your local regional DSR office.

Metropolitan enquiries

For metropolitan enquiries, or if you have any problems with your application, please contact:

Telephone 08 9492 9744

Before you begin your application

  1. Applications for round 1 2015/16 can only be accepted online at Round dates to be confirmed shortly.
  2. Only individual applications can be accepted (no team applications).
  3. Only one application per athlete per sport per round will be considered for support.
  4. Ensure that the event you are competing in is approved by your State Sporting Association.
  5. Ensure that you have been selected via the high performance pathway established by your State Sporting Association.
  6. Athletes are eligible to apply for ATSS more than once per financial year, provided any subsequent application is for a higher performance category.
  7. If successful, your funds will be paid directly into your bank account, therefore, please ensure you provide your correct bank details to avoid any payment delays.
  8. The Department reserves the right to randomly audit successful athletes as outlined in the Terms and Conditions.
  9. Read the guidelines and have all the required information at hand before proceeding online, as you will not be able to save your information if you need to exit your application.


Launched in 2013 for athletes in regional WA, the Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme is part of the State Government’s Supporting Community Sport Initiative, which also features the Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme.