Get Learn to Swim vouchers for your child

If your child is under 5 years old and not enrolled in school, you can apply for Learn to Swim vouchers in the Northern Territory (NT).

This is called the Learn to Swim 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.

Sport vouchers can also be redeemed by registered activity providers who deliver swimming and music lessons within school hours.

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

  • a resident of the NT
  • under 5 years old
  • not enrolled in transition or school
  • registered for the water safety awareness program on the Royal Life Saving NT website.

If you are unsure if your child has registered for the water safety awareness program, contact Royal Life Saving NT by calling 08 8981 5036 or by emailing

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 on the Royal Life Saving NT website.

Step 2. Apply for your voucher on through GrantsNT. You will need to register if you don't have an account.

If you don't have access to the internet, you can get help applying online from:

  • the sport voucher team by calling 1800 817 860
  • the activity provider you want to use or
  • your child's school.

Libraries also have computers with internet access. Find a library in the NT.

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

Last updated: 12 September 2022

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