Tuesday, 13 December 2022

From this week, parents can access $150 worth of NSW Government vouchers to help pay for school essentials like textbooks, stationery and uniforms. The vouchers are available for each child who attends a primary or secondary school, is home-schooled or enrolled in Year 10 or Year 12 equivalent qualifications at TAFE NSW in NSW in 2023.

The program will cover public, private and independent school students and will not be means tested. Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea, said families have a big hit to their budget each year when they buy supplies for the new school year and the NSW has put $193 million into the voucher program to help parents cover those costs.

“Parents, guardians and carers, including foster carers, can apply for three $50 Premier’s Back to School NSW Vouchers per child, which can be used at registered businesses towards items including bags, shoes, prescribed textbooks and lunchboxes” Mr O’Dea said.

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Victor Dominello, said  the vouchers are available now and expire on 30 June 2023, giving everyone plenty of time to take advantage of the savings.

“Applying for the vouchers is simple and can be done in a matter of minutes using the Service NSW app, on the phone or by visiting a Service Centre,” Mr Dominello said.

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said the Premier’s Back to School NSW program would ensure every school-aged child has a brighter future.

“Whether your child is about to begin kindergarten next year or is heading to high school, families of every child enrolled in a government or non-government school, or registered for home-schooling in 2023 is eligible,” Ms Mitchell said.

For more information Go to www.service.nsw.gov.au/back-to-school-vouchers,

Call Service NSW on 13 77 88 Visit A Service NSW Service centre.

Where to use vouchers https://vouchers.service.nsw.gov.au/vouchers/providers-search/