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Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER)

Do you know there is funding available for school trips to our Nation’s capital?

PACER is an initiative which provides financial assistance for students in Years 4-12 who travel more than 150kms to visit the National Capital on a civics and citizenship school excursion. BUSY At Work promotes the program, processes applications and administers the rebate for all schools across Australian on behalf of the Federal Government.

Students who learn about civics and citizenship in the classroom can see their knowledge brought to life when they experience Canberra first hand. Students visit Parliament House, Old Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial, and have the opportunity to visit a number of other sites of cultural and historical interest.

To qualify, your school 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. An additional payment will be made for schools located on islands in remote geographic areas. 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. 

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