Learn to swim vouchers for your child

If your child is under five years old and not enrolled in preschool or school, you can apply for learn to swim vouchers in the Northern Territory (NT).

This is called the Learn to Swim Voucher Program.

Your child can receive two $100 Learn to Swim vouchers each year, one in January and one in July.

Your child must be registered for the water safety awareness program run by the Royal Life Saving Society before you apply for the vouchers.

Learn to Swim vouchers expire on 31 May each year.

New or replacement vouchers can be requested until 24 May 2019.


To get a Learn to Swim voucher your child must be all of the following:

  • a resident of the NT
  • under five years old
  • not enrolled in preschool or school
  • registered with Royal Life Saving NT for the water safety awareness program.

If you are unsure if your child has registered for the water safety awareness program contact Royal Life Saving NT on 08 8981 5036 or nt@rlssa.org.au.

You can only get one voucher in a semester - either a learn to swim voucher or a sport voucher.

Follow these steps to get and use a learn to swim voucher.

Step 1. Register for the water safety awareness program with Royal Life Saving NT.

Step 2. Apply for a learn to swim voucher online.

Step 3. Find a registered swim activity provider.

Step 4. Book lessons with the registered swim activity provider using your learn to swim voucher.

You can use learn to swim vouchers with a registered swim activity provider.

Vouchers are for swimming lessons only.

Learn to swim vouchers can't be used for any of the following:

  • to purchase items such as bathers, goggles, swimming equipment or toys
  • lessons that have already taken place
  • swimming pool entry fees
  • to trade for cash.

To find out more call 1800 817 860 or email sport.voucher@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 14 January 2019


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