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.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch acknowledged that a new school year can be an expensive time for families.
“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,” Mr Crouch said.
“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,” Ms Mitchell said.
“It’s just one of many cost of living measures the NSW Government is delivering to support families. These vouchers will help parents and carers in getting their students ready for the 2023 school year, so I urge businesses to register early so parents can start planning their back to school checklists.”
“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,” Mr Dominello said.
“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.
“This program is one of more than 70 ways the NSW Government is providing hip pocket relief to households.”
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.
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, call Service NSW on 13 77 88 or book a call with a Business Concierge.