Apply for KidSport

Enabling WA children to participate in community sport and recreation

Children are eligible for KidSport if they are aged 5–18 years and have a Health Care or Pensioner Concession card.

Alternatively, families without concession cards can apply for a KidSport Financial Exception through an approved KidSport Financial Assessor.

KidSport Application Process

Health Care or Pensioner Concession card only

  1. Complete the online or hard copy KidSport Application form and submit to the local government.
  2. The local government will assess the application, update the KidSport database and if approved validate the voucher. 
  3. Once approved, the parent/guardian will receive an email with the outcome of the application and a unique code to give to the club. The local government will also provide a copy of the successful validated voucher.
  4. The Applicant/parent/guardian needs to take the validated voucher and unique code to the chosen sport/recreation club to register.
  5. The Sport/recreation club completes the registration of the applicant and matches the code to the child in the KidSport system. The club can then invoice the local government for the cost of the fees.

KidSport Financial Exception

  1. If the child is not listed on a valid concession card, but the family feels they meet one of the four KidSport Financial Exceptions, they may apply through an approved KidSport Financial Assessor.
  2. The parent/guardians needs to meet with an assessor and demonstrate why they meet one of the four Financial Exceptions. 
  3. The Financial Assessor will complete the Financial Exception application form in consultation with the parent/guardian and submit this to the Department.
  4. The Department's KidSport team will assess the exception reason. If the selected exception is supported, the department will advise the Financial Assessor and instruct the relevant local government to continue to process the application. (Note. the application is NOT approved at this stage).
  5. The local government will assess the remaining eligibility criteria, update the KidSport database and if approved validate the voucher. 
  6. Once approved, the parent/guardian will receive an email with the outcome of the application and a unique code to give to the club. The local government will also provide a copy of the successful validated voucher.
  7. The applicant/parent/guardian needs to take the validated voucher and unique code to the chosen sport/recreation club to register.
  8. The sport/recreation club completes the registration of the applicant and matches the code to the child in the KidSport system. The club can then invoice the local government for the cost of the fees.

KidSport Financial Assessors and Financial Exceptions

From 1 January 2017 local governments will no longer accept KidSport applications from Referral Agents. A number of KidSport Financial Assessors have been identified in place of this to assist families who do not have a valid Health Care or Pensioner Concession card apply for funding.

KidSport Financial Assessors are professional employees at agencies who provide support services for families. They will assess a family's financial situation against the KidSport Financial Exceptions and submit a KidSport application on their behalf. The Department will review the application instead of local governments.

Families who do not have a concession card but who are experiencing significant financial hardship as a result of an unforeseen situation may apply for a financial exception through a KidSport Financial Assessor. 

The Department's KidSport Financial Exceptions are:

  1. Sudden loss of employment and subsequent income from the main income earner of the family. This does not include voluntary unemployment or circumstances where a redundancy payment has been received. 
  2. Death or serious illness of a parent/guardian causing significant impact on the household income. 
  3. Fire, flood or other natural disaster causing significant impact on the households financial situation. 
  4. Situations when the child has been placed into care (of the State, foster or extended family) and the relevant concession cards are unavailable.

More information

KidSport Application

KidSport Team
Department of Sport and Recreation
Email the KidSport Team
Telephone: 08 9492 9911