The Northern Territory Government continues to help families and support local businesses by strengthening the Sports Vouchers scheme. This year, these vouchers can be used for swimming and music programs – including instrument rentals – if issued during school hours by registered activity providers.
More than $6 million is allocated to the program with vouchers available for every child enrolled in the K-12 school.
More than 250 local sports, culture, theater and music providers are part of the territorial government’s Sport Voucher programme.
Northern Territory Sport Minister Kate Worden said: “We want to give every child the best start in life – we know that engaging young people in sport and other activities gives them better physical and psychological perspectives.
“Sport vouchers allow parents and guardians to better manage the cost of these activities, and they also allow children to try new things and learn new skills.
“New additions to the sports voucher program mean that all children in the Territory have the opportunity to learn an instrument and swim.”
Parents and guardians in the Northern Territory will be able to apply now for:
- Urban Sports Vouchers – Families with children enrolled in urban schools are entitled to a $100 sports voucher each semester to help their child participate in a sport, active recreational activity, or chosen cultural activity, in addition to use these funds to pay for music lessons, rental of instruments and swimming lessons within the school.
- Remote Sports Vouchers – Under the Remote Program, Regional Councils or Aboriginal Societies undertake remote community consultation to identify preferences for sports, active recreation or cultural activities to be offered in remote communities .
- Learn to Swim – Provides children ages 0-5 who are not enrolled in transition or school with two $100 vouchers each semester to help reduce the cost of attending water safety programs.
In 2021, 31,200 vouchers were redeemed and over 2,378 Learn to Swim vouchers were redeemed.
Applications for the 2022 sports and learn-to-swim vouchers for the first semester are online at sportvoucher.nt.gov.au/
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June 22, 2021 – NSW Budget includes $100 voucher for swimming lessons for children aged three to six
January 25, 2021 – KidSport voucher initiative doubles and adds swim lessons for 2021
January 18, 2021 – Accelerated Dine and Discover voucher scheme to Sydney’s Northern Beaches
August 28, 2020 – New travel voucher incentive scheme unveiled for Tasmanians
November 4, 2019 – South Australian Government extends Sports Voucher scheme to swimming lessons
November 1, 2018 – Queensland Sports Minister urges Federal Government to rethink national voucher system
24 April 2016 – Sports vouchers save South Australian families $2.4 million
July 23, 2014 – Sports boost for Northern Territory students
23 April 2014 – Northern Territory Government extends Sports Voucher Scheme
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