The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate eligibility and requirements state that there is a 6-week time limit after returning from your trip to our nation’s capital in Canberra to supply the paperwork required to support your application. These requirements are detailed below.
Please note that the follow-up documentation received outside the time limit may be deemed ineligible to claim the rebate.
1. PACER Authority Bank Form (available on the Pacer.org.au website) details to be completed. (Format PDF-Jpeg-Word -PNG)
2. If your school is on the LMBR system, raise a sales order for a Tax invoice for the number of students that attended the excursion. This is done through EDConnect accounts receivable with business partner number 8000460, material code 20051(NO GST) our ABN number 17 575 363 535. Amount is number of students that travelled X rebate amount.
3. An outline of the Civics and Citizenship Curriculum/Unit course that your students are undertaking in preparation for the excursion to Canberra. (Format PDF-Jpeg-Word -PNG)
4. Published acknowledgment in the form of a school Newsletter or a letter to all parents/guardians, stating the rebate amount received per student plus activities undertaken (see suggested wording below). (Format PDF-Jpeg-Word -PNG)
Newsletter: If you place an article in your school newsletter, please provide a copy of the front page of the newsletter with the date and issue reference, as well as the article page.
Letter: If you send a letter to parents/guardians please provide a copy of the signed and dated letter, as well as a note showing how the letter was issued to the parents/guardians e.g., mail out, part of the tour information pack, attached to the school newsletter
Facebook Post: We do accept Facebook posts. This need to be in PDF or Word document format with the school’s name clearly stated and below wording used stating the rebate amount paid by PACER.
Example of the wording you can use in your newsletter:
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.
Please forward the required documents to the PACER team at BUSY At Work: