Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about PACER.
If you require assistance with your PACER application please thoroughly read the FAQs below or click here to contact us with your questions.
How much PACER funding will my school receive?
|Distance from Canberra||Funds allocated per student|
|4,000 kilometres and over||$260|
|*includes all students from Tasmania because of additional air/sea travel expenses.|
How long before the excursion do I need to submit our PACER application?
What attractions do I need to visit to be eligible for the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate?
Do we need to participate in a specific program at each of the mandatory institutions?
What happens if we cannot get the three mandatory Institutions?
- Government House
- High Court of Australia
- National Archives of Australia
- National Portrait Gallery (students must participate in a civics and citizenship education program)
- National Museum of Australia (students must participate in a civics and citizenship education program)
Please call PACER on 1300 368 248 for further details.
Is it necessary to get the Civics Institution Form stamped?
If my school is taking part in a combined excursion with another school/s do we need to complete separate applications?
What happens once we submit a PACER application and itinerary?
How long after the excursion do we submit the paperwork?
What are the Exploring Civics and Citizenship Through a Visit to the National Capital Canberra education resources?
Can we receive the PACER payment by cheque?
Why do we need to submit a new PACER Bank Details form each year?
Is PACER GST free?
What needs to be published in the school newsletter?
Under the PACER requirements, you must report on the funding your school receives, for each student, and activities undertaken in your school newsletter or equivalent.
Students from our school will soon be undertaking (or have recently undertaken), an education tour of the national capital. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of <<$>> per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.