WA Government doubles the KidSport voucher program to $500 for every eligible child

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
The KidSport voucher amound will almost double in 2025.
The KidSport voucher amound will almost double in 2025. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper

In a major boost to the KidSport voucher program in Western Australia, every eligible child will receive an amount almost doubling the previous figure.

The office of Premier Roger Cook has announced that the increase for Western Australian families to cover the cost of children’s sports - with financial assistance available through KidSport to almost double for 2025 to $500.

Families can apply for up to $500 in KidSport vouchers per eligible child until June 2025 to assist in ensuring participation levels in sports across the state.

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“Easing cost of living pressures is an important part of my Government’s plan to support WA families,’’ Mr Cook said.

“We also want to make sport accessible to all Western Australian children, who need opportunities to stay active and connect with others in their communities.

“Our boost to the KidSport voucher program will go a long way to removing financial barriers like registration, uniforms and equipment for families, with up to $500 now on offer to those who need it.

“For an eligible secondary school student, up to $635 in additional support has been made available through our WA Student Assistance Payment and increases to the Secondary Assistance Scheme and KidSport.”

KidSport enables eligible children to participate in community sports by delivering financial assistance towards club fees, playing equipment and uniforms. In 2023-24, 25,500 children benefited from the program.

“Sport is such an important way for kids to be healthy and active and the last thing we want is for people to have to cut back on their kids’ sporting activities due to cost of living pressures, which is why we are announcing this latest boost,’’ sais WA Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman.

“This additional funding will help ensure that all kids can continue to play their favourite sports and is further proof of the Cook Government’s commitment to do the right thing by WA.”

KidSport is open to eligible 5-18-year-olds.

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