With government-issued sport vouchers now in every state and territory (except ACT) across Australia, more children are learning to bowl for free.
The vouchers cover the total cost of registration in a term program, such as Bowl Patrol.
Bowl Patrol is Tenpin Bowling Australia’s national junior program designed to introduce children to the sport!
With eight 1-hour sessions of structured curriculum, delivered by highly qualified and experienced Lane Rangers (coaches) – cost becomes less of a barrier.
For example, the following vouchers are on offer in 2023:
|QLD||FairPlay||$150||Parent, carer, or guardian holds a valid Services Australia Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it.|
|NSW||Active Kids||2 x $100||$100 for January – June, another $100 for July – December. For any ‘school enrolled’ child https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/active-kids|
|VIC||Get Active||Up to $200||Named on a valid Australian Government Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card. And named on a valid Australian Government Medicare Card https://www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers/|
|SA||Sports Vouchers||$100||Register with the child’s eleven (11) digit Medicare number or an Australian visa number|
|TAS||Ticket to Play||2 x $100||Listed on valid Services Australia Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card|
|WA||KidSport||$150||Listed on a valid concession card or apply for a financial exception through assessment.|
*These states are currently offering Bowl Patrol programs as registered TBA centres. Be sure to check all the terms and conditions when applying for your voucher, situations vary and may change.
If you’d like your local centre to offer Bowl Patrol, let them know! Contact them via our Find a Lane on tenpin.org.au or speak to management the next time you bowl.
If you’re a centre and would love to see younger bowlers coming through your doors more often, or even provide a pathway into the sport with structured learning that lasts a lifetime – we’re here to help.
Term 1 programs starting week 2 of term. Your kids will love you for it!