$100 rebate rules for Blayney parents

Not boots and all: The Active Kids rebate would take in Emma Dowsett's netball registration fees, but not the cost of her shoes. Photo: Mark Logan.
Not boots and all: The Active Kids rebate would take in Emma Dowsett's netball registration fees, but not the cost of her shoes. Photo: Mark Logan.

Blayney’s families that have sporting kids will be able to claim up to $100 for each child in 2018, and like any government grant, the money comes with quite a number of conditions.

One important aspect of the rebate is that they can only be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities, and not for the Individual items (such as jerseys, socks, boots, etc.) that would usually be purchased from a retailer and paid for by the individual.

The voucher can be used for registration or membership fees for structured activities of no less than eight weeks’ duration that provide a moderate to vigorous level of physical activity.

Some of examples given by the state government include sporting pursuits, swimming lessons, structured fitness program, outdoor education programs, approved active recreation (dance etc) and equipment ordinarily provided by the provider on registration for competition.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole welcomed the release of the ‘Active Kids’ Rebate Guidelines explaining how families can take advantage of the rebate from January 31 next year.

“These activities could include traditional sport such as netball, football or cricket; as well as other fitness or physical activities such as swimming classes or dance,” he said.

The rebate is not means tested and the rebate can’t be split over different sports.