About the Program
The NSW Government has recently announced changes to the Active Kids Voucher Program:
- From 1 July 2023 the Active Kids Voucher will be reduced from $100 to $50 per school aged child.
- From Term 1, 2024 the $50 Active Kids Voucher will be means tested and only accessible to families receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A.
- The new voucher will be for $50 and will be issued twice a year, at the start of terms 1 and 3, beginning in 2024.
Cricket NSW has organised for all affiliated Clubs, Associations and Woolworths Cricket Blast Centres to be registered activity providers. This allows participants and players to redeem their voucher (if applicable) when registering to play at playcricket.com.au
What do parents need to do?
Parents of enrolled school children will need to go www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids-voucher to apply. This process requires parents to create a Service NSW personal account if they haven’t already got one. From there they will be able to obtain one voucher code per child per calendar year.
Parents can then redeem their voucher when registering their child for any cricket program via playcricket.com.au. The opportunity to enter a voucher code to receive a discount of up to $50 will appear on the final payment screen.
Parents will need to have both their voucher code and PIN ready. Any amounts owing (for registration fees in excess of $50) will need to be paid online at the time of registration for the voucher to be redeemable.
What does your Club or Association need to do?
To be able to offer the redemption of an Active Kids voucher, all a Club or Association needs to do is take their player and participant registrations online via playcricket.com.au.
Online Registration setup is performed in the Online Registration & Payments section of the MyCricket Admin website.
How do Clubs and Associations get reimbursed for the value of vouchers that have been redeemed?
Cricket NSW is able to offer a fully automated voucher redemption system meaning that Clubs and Associations will receive the full amount of the registration fee* regardless of whether a voucher has been redeemed.
When registering their child via playcricket.com.au, parents will have the opportunity to redeem a voucher at the final payment screen. Any amounts owing above and beyond the $50 maximum value of the vouchers need to be paid online at this time.
When a voucher is claimed during a registration, an automatic process triggers Service NSW to send the amount of money equivalent to the value of the voucher to Cricket Australia. Cricket Australia then combines this amount with any residual amount paid by the parent and distributes the entire amount* to the Club or Association via the weekly disbursement process that applies to all online registration payments.
Parents experiencing difficulties with navigating the Service NSW website or claiming a voucher can contact Service NSW on 13 77 88.
*Woolworth Cricket Blast Program Fees, Player Insurance and MyCricket Service Fees may apply.