KidSport will make it possible for Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. KidSport will allow eligible youth aged 5-18 years to apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees. The fees will go directly to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project through their participating local government.

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • Applicant must be aged 5-18 years.
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card or have a referral from on of our Financial Assessors.
  • Applicant's primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to (exceptions may apply).

What else?

  • Looking for a club to join? Visit the Find a club page on the Department of Sport and Recreation website. 
  • Funding will cover the cost of fees to join the nominated sport or recreation club (this may include other related costs as identified by the club.)
  • Maximum of up to $200 per child per calendar year.
  • Fees are only for the nominated registered season.
  • No retrospective fees will be paid.
  • No limitation to applications per family as long as criteria is met.

Financial Assessor Information

Financial Assessor from the 1st of January has replaced the Referral Agent. To be eligible to be referred by a Financial Assessor there are 4 reasons as to why they would be able to support your KidSport Application.

  1. Sudden loss of employment and subsequent income from the main income earner of the family. This does not include voluntary unemployment or circumstances where a redundancy payment has been received.
  2. Death or serious illness of parent/guardian causing significant impact on the household income.
  3. Fire, flood or other natural disaster causing significant impact on the household income.
  4. Situations when the child has been placed into care (of the State, foster or extended family) and the relevant concession cards are unavailable.

Contacts for relevant Financial Assessor can be obtained through the Club Development Team via email clubsforever@stirling.wa.gov.au