How the New South Wales Creative Kids $100 Voucher helps school aged kids get creative

From 1 January 2019, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a Creative Kids Program voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each student aged 4.5 to 18 years old enrolled in school. Similar to the Active Kids Rebate, parents of school aged kids will be able to claim $100 per child towards extra-curricular creative activities.

Eligible activities for NSW Creative Kids Rebate

The NSW Creative Kids Rebate can be put towards the cost of registration, participation or tuition fees for creative and cultural activities such as music lessons, language classes, coding and digital, visual and performing arts with registered activity providers.

There’s a wide range of eligible activities including:

Visual arts

  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Advertising
  • Public art
  • Screen
  • Media arts
  • Design
  • Multimedia
  • Craft

Creative industries

  • Architecture
  • Coding
  • Industrial design
  • Game design
  • Augmented/virtual reality
  • Graphic design
  • Fashion design
  • Radio

Literary and linguistics arts

  • Creative writing
  • Languages
  • Publishing
  • Public speaking
  • Poetry

Performing arts

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Singing
  • Circus arts
  • Creative expression
  • Choreography
  • Synchronised swimming
  • Parkour
  • Theatre
  • Dance

When does NSW Creative Kids Rebate Begin?

From January 1, 2019, parents will be able to access both the $100 Creative Kids Rebate and the $100 Active Kids Rebate each year for every school-aged child.

How can I claim my NSW Creative Kids Rebate?

It will be quick and easy to claim a voucher. Like Active Kids, Creative Kids vouchers will be available via the Service NSW website or you can go into your Service Centre and staff will assist you at the self service kiosks. The vouchers can be redeemed with a participating provider at any time during the calendar year it was issued.

The Creative Kids Program begins in 2019. Apply for your Creative Kids Rebate from 1 January 2019. For more information, visit the NSW Creative Kids Program website.


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The Creative Kids $100 starts 1 January 2019. Similar to the Active Kids Rebate, parents of school aged kids will be able to claim $100 towards extra-curricular creative activities. The new Creative Kids Rebate can be put towards the cost of registration, participation or tuition fees for creative and cultural activities such as music lessons, language classes, coding and digital, visual and performing arts. #creativekids #familybudgeting #parenting #NewSouthWales