FairPlay vouchers getting kids into sport

Beaudesert Kingfishers is one of the local sporting club that accepts the Fair Play vouchers
Beaudesert Kingfishers is one of the local sporting club that accepts the Fair Play vouchers

FairPlay vouchers are all about getting kids into sport and the next round of this funding opens on 24 January 2024 at 9am.

While most sporting organisations try to keep their fees affordable for families, the Fair Play vouchers, valued at $150 each, make a big difference, especially at the beginning of the year when families have other commitments such as back to school supplies.

Rangers President Kieron Walsh said the vouchers are welcomed by the Club.

“It is a great initiative which helps families stay active.  We would welcome new members and existing members who use the Fair Play vouchers,” he said.

To be eligible the child must be a Queensland resident aged between 5-17 years of age and not have received a voucher in the current calendar year.

A parent, carer or guardian must hold a valid Services Australia Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

When the FairPlay funding round is open, parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. 

Many local clubs including Beaudesert & District Netball Association, Beaudesert & District Tennis Association, Beaudesert Kingfishers and the Beaudesert Rangers Soccer Club all accept Fair Play vouchers.

Participation is not limited to sporting organisations, the Beaudesert Scout Group and Girl Guides are also able to accept the vouchers.

FairPlay voucher application terms and conditions and more information can be found at https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay.

Swim Start

While the FairPlay vouchers can be used for membership of the Beaudesert Swimming Club, there is also a new $150 voucher program to support learn to swim activities for babies and children up to four years of age.

 The SwimStart program has similar eligibility criteria to the FairPlay vouchers, however the child must be on the Medicare card of the person applying for the voucher.

The Queensland government website says partents should contact the SwimStart activity provider to find out the costs of the activity.If the fees are more than $150, they will need to pay the difference.

For more information visit https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/swimstart/apply.

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