Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER)

Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER)

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Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER)

Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER)


The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) is an initiative of the Australian Government which provides some financial assistance for students in Year 4-12 across Australia to travel to Canberra, the nation's capital.

Under PACER, students who learn about civics and citizenship in the classroom see their knowledge brought to life when they experience Canberra first hand.  Students visit Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and/or the National Electoral Education Centre and  the Australian War Memorial, and have the opportunity to visit a number of other sites of cultural and historical interest.

To qualify, schools must be located at least 150 kilometres from Canberra. Rebates are paid on a sliding scale with more money paid to schools further away from Canberra. In addition to linking your trip to civics and citizenship learning in the classroom, your school must complete all paperwork and acknowledge PACER funding in your regular school newsletter or equivalent. This is a fantastic way to share learnings and celebrate the experience with parents and the school community.

This website has been designed with all of the information you need to apply for PACER, however if you require additional support to make your application please contact us.

Please note the PACER Guidelines have recently been amended to confirm that schools which have applications for PACER rebates rejected because they are submitted late may seek a review by the Department. Please contact us if you wish to seek such a review.

The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) is supported by the Australian Government.

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