Learn to Bowl with Bowl Patrol

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
April 13, 2022

Registrations are now open for Term 3 Bowl Patrol programs around the country!

Bowl Patrol is Australia’s only national ‘Learn to Bowl’ Tenpin Bowling program. Designed for primary school children of all abilities, Bowl Patrol is an 8-session program that typically starts the second week of each term.

It teaches the fundamental skills of the sport and improves coordination and balance. Bowl Patrol is FAST, FUN and ACTIVE and promotes skill development, a sense of achievement, socialisation, and teamwork.

Kids can sign up to Bowl Patrol using State or Territory funded vouchers. $99 for first-time Patrollers or $79 if your child has done Bowl Patrol before. This is all inclusive, 8 sessions of Bowl Patrol (with a Lane Ranger/coach), shoe hire, games, registration and an unforgettable experience.

Simply add the voucher code (Medicare no. in SA, or program code in VIC) when completing your online registration for Bowl Patrol at bowlpatrol.com.au.

Pop us an email [email protected] or message @BowlPatrolAus on Facebook or Instagram if you’re not sure.

Program Features

8 SESSION PROGRAM: 60 minute sessions, recommended once per week.

ON THE MOVE: Maximum of 3 children per lane so they are always active

SHORTENED LANES: Modified length to match ability of each child (9m, 12m, 15m, full length)

SHORTENED GAMES: 5-Frame games (half a normal game) to keep children focused.

CHALLENGING: No bumpers or ramps used to ensure skill technique development.

6 LEVELS of ACHIEVEMENT: progression based on skill not age.

MODIFIED SCORING: Simplified scoring in early stages, score what you knock down.

LANE RANGERS: Program delivered by trained facilitators.

REWARDING: Recognition of individual achievements and progress.

INCLUSIVE: Through partnerships with Autism Spectrum Australia and others we’ve created a number of resources to ensure the learning experience is a positive one. Siblings and friends can learn to bowl together, in the same program, regardless of age, ability or gender.

How do I sign up?

Head to https://bowlpatrol.com.au/find-a-program/ and punch a postcode in the search field to find your nearest program

Frequently Asked Questions

Head here to view the Frequently Asked Questions about the program https://bowlpatrol.com.au/frequently-asked-questions/

What is the State or Territory Funded Vouchers I keep hearing about?

The various state and territory vouchers available are designed to help eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and active recreation.

The vouchers and the amounts provided help eligible participants access sports that might otherwise have been out of their reach. Whether that is trying a new sport or stepping up their level of involvement in an existing sport, the increased activity is vital for their all-round health.

Participation programs like Bowl Patrol encourage the use of these vouchers for registration and participation.

Although the initiative is titled and administrated differently across the country, they all possess the same aim – to increase the opportunity to learn how to bowl!

Not currently available in the ACT , other states have information on how you can gain access to these vouchers.


FairPlay Voucher

  • Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers.
  • Queensland resident aged from 5 to 17 years (inclusive) at the time of application.
  • There is a limit of 1 voucher per child per calendar year.



Get Active Kids Voucher

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and active recreation activities. Eligible children may receive up to $200 to cover the costs for membership and registration fees.

  1. Apply for a voucher via Service Victoria
  2. Locate a Get Active Kids activity provider at the time of applying
  3. Use your vouchers when registering for a sport or activity
  4. Get playing



Active Kids Voucher

The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.

The vouchers may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities. Active Kids aims to reduce barriers to participation and help change the physical activity behaviours of children and young people in NSW.
1.    Claim your vouchers from the Service NSW website 
2.    Locate an Active Kids provider from over 11,000+ 
3.    Use your vouchers when registering for a sport or activity 
4.    Get playing 



Sport Voucher

  • What is the Sports Vouchers program?
  • One voucher for each eligible child per calendar year, send to [email protected] for processing, enter your Medicare number when registering online at bowlpatrol.com.au/find-a-program.
  • The Sports Vouchers program is a Government of South Australia initiative administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. The program provides an opportunity for primary school aged children to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees. The purpose is to increase the number of children playing organised sport or participating in dance activities by reducing cost as a barrier.




  • KidSport enables eligible children aged 5 to 18 to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club registration fees.
  • Eligible children in Western Australia can receive up to $150 per calendar year to cover the costs of joining any approved KidSport club.
  • Vouchers can also be used across multiple KidSport clubs, helping more children to get active and connect with community sport.



Ticket to Play

  • Ticket to Play is a Tasmanian Government initiative designed to reduce the cost of participating in club sporting activities for Tasmanian children.
  • aged between 5 and 17 years old at the time of application
  • One voucher worth up to $100 is available per eligible child in 2020.


I would like to ask a question or need support in the registration process?

Pop us an email [email protected] or message @BowlPatrolAus on Facebook or Instagram if you’re not sure.


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