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​The Shire of Northam in partnership with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is proud to deliver the KidSport program to our community.

What is KidSport?

KidSport is an initiative by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries aiming to make it possible for Western Australian Children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter what their financial circumstances.

KidSport allows eligible youth aged 5 - 18 years to apply for financial assistance towards their club fees. The fees go directly from the Shire to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project. If your club is not currently participating, encourage them to.

For Clubs to register for KidSport all they need to do to register by following the link to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Website and Register. Clubs will need to register by pressing the “Register your Club” button on the right hand side of the page.  

Once your club is registered, parents/guardians can go to the Department of Sport and Recreation website to Register for KidSport.

Am I Eligible?

  • Applicant must be aged 5 - 18 years;
  • Applicant must have a current Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card;
  • Applicant's primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to/

What else?

  • Funding will cover the cost of fees to join the nominated sport or recreation club
  • Maximum of up to $150 per child
  • Applications can only receive funding once 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 the criteria is met

For more information Contact KidSport, Telephone 08 9492 9911 or email [email protected]

You can apply for KidSport assistance by completing the online application on the Department of Sport and Recreation website.