PREMIER’S BACK TO SCHOOL VOUCHING EASING HIP-POCKET PRESSURES ON LOCAL FAMILIES
Families across the region can now access $150 worth of vouchers through the Premier’s Back to School NSW program, keeping cash in the wallet of local families by saving on textbooks, uniforms, stationary and other school essentials.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said that while students had just waved goodbye to their school communities for 2022, now was the time to start gearing up for the new year with all the essentials.
“Families are really doing it tough this festive season with the price of everything from groceries to fuel so high,” Mr Anderson said.
“We don’t want the cost of living to leave any student behind which is why the Premier is making sure our kids have all the supplies they need for a successful first term in 2023.
“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.
“Local businesses are already lining up to accept the vouchers, so I’d encourage local families to jump on the Service NSW website soon to get their hands on these vouchers.”
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said people can start applying for the vouchers from Monday, until they 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.
“Parents and carers can search for registered businesses in their local area by using the online Business Finder Tool and can use multiple vouchers in one transaction.”
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.
"These vouchers will help make sure every child is equipped with the essential items they need to succeed as the new school year kicks off.”
The Premier’s Back to School NSW program is one of more than 70 government rebates and vouchers available through the Savings Finder program.
For more information about the vouchers visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/back-to-school-vouchers, call Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit your local Service NSW Service Centre.
Customers can search for registered businesses here: https://vouchers.service.nsw.gov.au/vouchers/providers-search/
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