Do you know there is funding available for school trips to visit Canberra, our Nation’s capital?
Last year our Education Team coordinated 1,941 school trips to Canberra.
The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate is an initiative by the Australian Government which provides financial assistance for schools all across Australia to send their students, years 4-12 to travel to Canberra. 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.