FairPlay Government Sport Vouchers | Are you eligible?

Government Sport Vouchers
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Are you looking to find out more about FairPlay Government Sport Vouchers?

Thousands of young Queenslanders are about to kickstart 2021 by lining-up for their favourite sport or activity with round four of the State Government’s FairPlay vouchers now open.

Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the Government was investing $7.5 million to help pay the club registration fees of up to 50,000 young Queenslanders from low-income families.

There are many sports and activities to choose from including cricket, tennis, football, basketball, netball, scouts, roller skating, equestrian, calisthenics, canoeing, BMX, cheer-leading, and martial arts.

Who is eligible for the FairPlay Government Sport Vouchers?

Get Started Government Sport Vouchers

Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child/young person. These vouchers can be used towards the cost of membership, registration and/or participation fees for eligible activities with registered physical activity providers. There is a limit of 1 voucher per child per calendar year.

You can apply if your child:

  • is a Queensland resident aged from 5 to 17 years (inclusive) at the time of application
  • did not receive a FairPlay voucher this year
  • holds, or whose parent, carer or guardian holds, a valid Department of Human Services Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it.

Important note: If you are experiencing financial hardship but don’t meet the eligibility criteria, you can seek to apply through a registered referral agent.

Key dates

  • 20 January 2021: Round 4 applications open.
  • 17 March 2021: Round 4 applications close (or earlier if fully allocated).
  • 12 May 2021: Vouchers expire and must have been presented to an activity provider.
  • 26 May 2021: Vouchers must be redeemed by activity providers.

Referral agents

Registered referral agents assist families in genuine financial need to access FairPlay vouchers.

If you have previously been approved as a referral agent for the Get Started Vouchers program, you do not need to re-register for FairPlay. The government will contact existing providers with further information about Round 2 of FairPlay.

All new referral agents will need to complete an online registration for FairPlay.

Find out more

More information is available at this link.

Get Started Government Sport Vouchers

What Sport and Recreation Clubs are participating?

There are more than 4,500 registered activity providers onboard across the state with a sport or activity to help young Queenslanders get involved in 2021. More are being added all the time. For a full list of the clubs, which you can sort by postcode and/or sport, click here.

Using the FairPlay Government Sport Vouchers

Once you have determined that your chosen club accepts the vouchers and you have received your voucher, you then must present the voucher to your chosen club.

  • Ensure the club is on the list as one that accepts the vouchers
  • Present to the club at time of registration and before the expiry date
  • The voucher will cover the costs of membership and/or participation up to the value of $150. You will be expected to cover any costs outside of that figure. 

Am I eligible for the FairPlay Vouchers?

To find out if your family is eligible for the FairPlay Vouchers make contact using the above information. 

Remember, vouchers are issued on a first come first served basis and there are a limited number of vouchers allocated per round. Once they run out, there are no further vouchers, so get in quick!

3 responses to “FairPlay Government Sport Vouchers | Are you eligible?”

  1. Rita says:

    If we missed out on the first vouchers, will there be another round in the middle of the year? Thanks

  2. Vanessa says:

    Thankyou so much for sharing! I just applied 🤞🏻 Fingers crossed

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