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Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

The Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme provides funding assistance to Western Australian Athletes who aspire to reach their full sporting potential.

The Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national representation.

Eligible athletes can receive funding for out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses directly related to competitions and programs in accordance with the performance level categories and eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines. 

ROUND 1 - 2016/17

The ATSS supports talented athletes to pursue regional, state and national representation.  Athletes apply online through the Department of Sport and Recreation website for Round 1 of 2016/17 from Monday 12 September 2016 to Friday 14 October 2016 for eligible events with start dates from 15 May 2016 to 15 December 2016. (


The mapping document for athletics is available here: Eligible athletics events for this round include:


20 August

Australian Cross Country Championships (Athletics WA Team only)

Canberra, ACT



21 August

Australian Winter Race Walking Championships

Canberra, ACT



14-16 October

WA State All Schools Championships (Regional athletes only)

Perth, WA


Regional athletes travelling to State All Schools Championships

2-4 December

Australian All Schools Championships

Canberra, ACT



8 December

Zatopek:10 (10,000m Australian Championships)

Melbourne, VIC


Only 10,000m athletes


Regional athletes attending the Athletics WA Talent Squad Sessions: 11 June, 16 July, 27 August, 10 September, 24 September, 14 & 15 October, 19 November, 10 December

Perth, WA


Regional TTP and Talent ID Squad travel costs to Perth for education and training



Please refer to the mapping document to determine which squads/events are eligible. If you have any queries, to contact Mel Tantrum at Athletics WA before submitting an application.

Athletics WA High Performance Manager Mel Tantrum on (08) 6272 0480 or email