The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy replaced the Young Athlete Assistance Program on 1 July 2015.
The new travel subsidy aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events.
The travel subsidy supports attendance at specific state, national and international events. Subsidies are provided retrospectively under a tiered funding model, with applicants eligible once every 2 calendar years at each tier. Officials (such as coaches, referees and scorers) attending eligible events can also apply for assistance if they meet the eligibility criteria.
The travel subsidy will allow up to a maximum of $1200 in financial assistance over the 3 event tiers, once every 2 calendar years. Eligible athletes and officials can apply for 1 event per tier once every second calendar year.
- State or state school event - $200
- National or national school event - $400
- International event - $600.