Sport Voucher Scheme: urban

Get sport vouchers for your child

Children living in an urban area are eligible to receive two $100 sport vouchers each year.

To be eligible, they must be enrolled in school, which includes:

  • transition to year 12
  • home-schooled children.

You can use the vouchers for sport, recreation and cultural activities.

They can also be used for swimming and music lessons within school hours.

Read the Sport Voucher Scheme policy PDF (1.1 MB).

  • July - applications open for the first voucher
  • January* - applications open for the second voucher
  • 24 May* - applications close for both vouchers
  • 31 May* - expiry for both vouchers

* The following year.

Parents or carers need to apply for vouchers online each semester.

You can apply online through GrantsNT. If you don't have an account, you will need to register.

GrantsNT lets you:

  • request vouchers
  • see which activity providers are available
  • keep track of where you've used your vouchers.

You can apply any time during the semester.

How-to video

View a short video on how to apply for sport vouchers through GrantsNT.

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 vouchers at any of the registered sport, recreation and cultural activity providers.

This includes urban areas such as:

  • Alice Springs
  • Darwin
  • Darwin rural
  • Katherine
  • Mataranka
  • Nhulunbuy
  • Palmerston
  • Tennant Creek.

You can use a sport voucher to pay for:

  • after-school, weekend sport and school holiday recreation and cultural activities, including:
    • programs
    • lessons
    • classes
    • workshops
    • special events
    • festivals
  • music or instrumental lessons and swimming programs delivered by registered activity providers during school hours
    • vouchers must be redeemed by the registered activity provider, not the school
  • registration and insurance
  • membership fees
  • a uniform for an activity your child is registered for that is purchased through the same activity provider including:
    • team uniforms
    • costumes for performances
    • activity clothing
  • equipment related to the program or activity your child is registered for when purchased through the same activity provider including:
    • sports and recreation equipment
    • instruments
    • instructional books
    • music scores and scripts.

What you can't use vouchers for

You can't use a sport voucher:

  • for activities or programs that are part of the school curriculum or during school hours - except swimming and music
  • for activities or programs that are part of the school curriculum or during school hours
  • for after-school care services and tutors
  • for school-run activities
  • to travel to and from competitions
  • to buy equipment or uniforms from a retailer
  • for multiple activity providers
  • for payments to activity providers who are not registered.

You can't get cash refunds for all or part of the value of the sport voucher.

You can't transfer your voucher to another child.

For a detailed list of eligible and ineligible activities, read the Sport Voucher Scheme policy PDF (1.1 MB).

You'll receive your child's voucher through the email you've provided.

Vouchers may go to your junk or spam folder. Check this folder before calling if you haven't received your voucher within 7 days.

Contact

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

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Last updated: 07 September 2022

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