Eligible businesses can now register as an approved provider for the Premier’s Back to School NSW program, which will deliver families $150 worth of vouchers for each child enrolled to attend school in 2023.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said a new school year is an expensive time for families, and this new program will help them pay for essential items.
‘The NSW Government is standing alongside families and providing a boost to household budgets by providing financial support to cover some of the costs of essential school supplies,’ said Mr Perrottet.
‘Three $50 Premier’s Back to School NSW Vouchers are available for each child and can be spent on supplies at any registered business – from school uniforms and prescribed textbooks to general stationery and equipment, such as lunchboxes and drink bottles.
‘We are encouraging all businesses who stock school supplies to register as a provider as soon as possible, to ensure all families are able to take advantage of the program before the 2023 school year begins.’
Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said that the back to school period is exciting for families, but can also be stressful with school supplies adding up quickly.
‘No matter if your child goes to a public or non-government school, you will have access to the Premier’s Back to School NSW Vouchers,’ said Ms Mitchell.
‘These vouchers will not only be good for families but as we’ve seen from past programs, businesses will benefit from the extra spending stimulated by the vouchers, which will be available to around 1.3 million school children.’
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said the registration process will be simple and available online.
‘Eligible businesses can register as providers through the Service NSW website from today or by speaking with a Business Concierge who can lead them through the process,’ said Mr Dominello.
‘The vouchers will be redeemed using the same app many businesses already have on their devices, so approved providers simply need to ensure the Service NSW for Business app is updated to begin scanning.’
All businesses who register as a provider, whether part of a national chain or a stand-alone small business, will be listed on the Service NSW website so they will be easy to find when families are looking to save on school supplies.
The Premier’s Back to School NSW vouchers will be available for parents to download and use from December. Further details are expected soon
For more information about the Premier’s Back to School NSW Vouchers and how to accept and redeem vouchers, visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/back-to-school-vouchers, or call Service NSW on 13 77 88.
Information on how a business can register for the program is available at https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-a-business-for-back-to-school-vouchers.