Government of NSW

Apply for a Creative Kids voucher

The NSW Government is helping kids get creative with the new Creative Kids program.

Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each student aged 4.5 to 18 years old enrolled in school.

The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and tuition costs for creative arts, speech, drama, dance, digital design, coding, and music lessons and activities.

The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.

To use the voucher, give the details to your registered activity provider.

The program runs year-round, so kids can get creative at any time.




If you’re a parent, carer or guardian, the student will be eligible if they are:

  • a NSW resident
  • aged between 4.5 and 18 years
  • enrolled in school (from Kindergarten to Year 12, including those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW)
  • a current Medicare card holder.

You can apply for a voucher for each eligible student.

You can use the voucher for registration, participation and tuition costs with approved Creative Kids providers.

    What you need

    • a MyServiceNSW account (if you don’t have an account you can sign up after you select ‘Apply online’)
    • your child's Medicare card details.

    How to apply

    1. Check the eligibility requirements and the types of activities.
    2. Select the 'Apply online' button.
    3. Log in to your account, or sign up for a MyServiceNSW Account.
    4. Follow the prompts to apply for the voucher.

    To use the voucher:

    1. Choose the eligible provider where you'll use the voucher.
    2. At registration or payment time, provide the following information through the provider's preferred process:
    • child's full name
    • child's date of birth
    • Creative Kids voucher number.

    More information

    Vouchers can only be used:

    • one time (if the chosen activity fees are less than $100, the remaining balance cannot be used)
    • during the calendar year they’re issued
    • for the person named on the voucher
    • for registration or membership fees with approved Creative Kids providers.

    Vouchers cannot be:

    • split between more than one provider or registration
    • used for individual items (like paints, instruments, uniforms, computers)
    • redeemed for cash.

    What activities are included?

    Activity categories

    Visual arts

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

    Creative industries

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

    Literary and linguistics arts

    • Creative writing
    • Languages
    • Publishing
    • Public speaking
    • Debating
    • Poetry
    • Spoken word
    • Slam poetry

    Performing arts

    • Music
    • Drama
    • Singing
    • Circus arts
    • Choreography
    • Parkour
    • Theatre
    • Dance
    • Puppetry
    • Other Performing Arts

    Cultural Experience

    Structured learning activities with a focus on strengthening Aboriginal and culturally diverse community practices.

    Applications close
    No closing date
    Amount Upon Application
    All artforms
    Grant Type
    Skills development
    Youth Arts
    Applicant Type
    New South Wales
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    Government of NSW