Information for parents

KidSport eligibility

  1. Applicant must be aged 5 to 18 years.
  2. Applicant must be named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, with individual card number clearly displayed on the uploaded card.
  3. Registration must be for a KidSport approved club. Search through Find a Club.

How much funding is available?

A maximum of $150 per calendar year is available per eligible child. This can be used across multiple sports.

KidSport must be used at point of payment, refunds will not be given for club fees that have already been paid. This means that you must be approved for KidSport and have your code when paying fees – please remember to allow enough time for your application to be processed before your child’s season starts.

Where can I use KidSport?

KidSport eligible clubs are available through Find a Club

Application process

  1. Check your child is eligible.
  2. Find an approved club.
  3. Apply online (or via hard copy application if you don’t have access to the internet) .
  4. Your local government will assess the application.
  • If approved, you will receive a code via email which you need to take to your club when you pay the registration fees. The club will then invoice your local government for payment.
  • If unsuccessful, contact your local government with any questions.

Apply online

Have a copy of your Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card ready.

Apply online

Club search

Find a KidSport approved club. 

Find a club

Can the vouchers expire?

From 1 January 2018, all voucher codes will have a 90-day expiry from the date you receive the approval email. If for some reason you are unable to provide the club with the code within the 90 days and the code expires, you can simply reapply online (if in the appropriate calendar year).

Frequently asked questions

Is my child eligible for KidSport?

All Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card are eligible for KidSport. Please ensure the child's individual card number is on the card. 

Which clubs can I use KidSport for?

Search for approved KidSport clubs through Find a Club.

Who do I contact to find out the status of my child’s application?

Contact your local government. A list of local governments can be found here.

Can the $150 be split between multiple sports?

Yes, KidSport is claimable for multiple sports, for a maximum amount of $150 per year. The parent/guardian can choose how much to allocate per sport.

How do I find out if my child has any funding remaining for the year?

This can be done by starting an application, at the top of the second page a yellow banner will be able to show you how much funding remains for your child that year. 

What if I have already paid my club fees in full, can I get a refund with KidSport?

No, your KidSport code can only be used at the time of registration / payment. Retrospective fees are not payable through KidSport.

I accidentally selected the wrong club/amount on my application, can I change this?

This can be changed by contacting your local government.

I haven't received/misplaced the code, who should I contact?

Contact your local government.

What do I do if my preferred club isn't an approved KidSport club?

Please contact your club to see if they are interested in becoming a KidSport approved club. More information on club eligibility and club processes can be found on the information for clubs page

Are uniform or equipment costs eligible under KidSport?

KidSport can only be used for registration fees and not the purchase of uniform or equipment. If you are looking for ways to keep the cost of playing sport down, we suggest you contact your club to see if they have second-hand uniforms and equipment, or try organisations such as Fair Game who help out with recycled equipment.

What if my child turns 5 or 19 during the season, are they still eligible?

If your child turns 5 during the season, or is 18 at the time of application they will still be eligible for KidSport.

Can my child participate at a club outside our local government area?

Yes, but the KidSport application must be lodged with the local government in which you reside.

Who do I contact if my child's application was unsuccessful?

Please contact your local government and they will be able to tell you why it was unsuccessful.

Common reasons for applications being unsuccessful include; child did not meet eligibility, concession card was not readable or request was over the child's remaining KidSport allocation.

I don’t have access to the internet, how can I apply?

Hard copy application forms are available at your local government. Alternatively, you could consider visiting your local library and use a computer to submit the online application form.

Is the application form available in other languages? 

Yes, please email the KidSport team if you require any KidSport information in alternative languages. 

I don’t have a health care card or pensioner concession card, can I still receive KidSport funding?

KidSport funding is an initiative to support low income families, therefore a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card is required. If your family is experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible to access KidSport without a concession card if you meet one of the KidSport financial exceptions.

I am having problems with the online application form?

Have you had a look at the how to guide? If you can’t find your answer, contact email the KidSport team