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Supporting Territory Families: 2019-20 Urban Sport Vouchers Extended

The Urban Sport Voucher Scheme helps families with the cost of organised sport, recreation and cultural activities and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Territory Labor Government is extending the redemption date for the 2019-20 Sport and Learn to Swim Vouchers to 12 June 2020.

The vouchers are available to every child enrolled in school from preschool to year 12, including home-schooled children.

Families with children enrolled in urban schools are entitled to a $100 sport voucher each semester to help with the cost of their child participating in a chosen sport, active recreation or cultural activity.

For those parents or carers yet to request a 2019-20 voucher, you can still do so up until 31 May 2020, noting that the voucher needs to be redeemed by the new date of 12 June 2020.

Information for Parents and Carers

Information for Providers

The 2020-21 vouchers will open on 1 July 2020 as per normal in semester two 2020.

Separately, the remote sport voucher program is delivered via local councils and providers working together to organise sport, active recreation and cultural activities for children living in remote communities. These programs are continuing to be worked through with the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture.

For more information on the resumption of sport and recreation activities please see the Sport and Recreation Fact Sheet

Quotes from Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:

“This is essentially a two week extension for the Urban Sport Voucher Scheme, including Learn to Swim vouchers, which will help families with the cost of organised sport, recreation and cultural activities and help our local clubs and organisations to offer activities.

“The vouchers are available to every child enrolled in school from preschool to year 12, including home-schooled children and I encourage all families to make use of this incentive.

“Families with children enrolled in urban schools are entitled to a $100 sport voucher each semester to help with the cost of their child participating in a chosen sport, active recreation or cultural activity – and can be used with more than 350 registered Activity Providers.”

Media contact: Lisa Sennett 0436 929 858