Sports Programs Resources | Additional Resources

The Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) is the lead agency responsible for the implementation of government policy and initiatives in sport and recreation. A key role of the department is to contribute to the healthy lifestyle of Western Australians by increasing physical activity in the community through sport and recreation.

One of the DSR’s key program support resources is KidSport.

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.

At this stage KidSport is only available in the local governments that have signed up to be involved in the initiative.

What are the eligible criteria?

  • Applicant must be aged 5-18 years
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card or be referred by a ‘recognised’ referral agent
  • Applicant’s primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to (exceptions may apply)
  • It is preferred that applicants register with a club that is in their local government area (exceptions may apply)

What else?
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 (exceptions may apply)
  • No limitation to applications per family as long as criteria is met

To find out more about this program, visit KidSport.