As the cost of living continues to soar, the NSW government has revealed a sweetener for parents – $150 vouchers to spend on school uniforms, shoes, bags and textbooks.
The cash boost is part of the NSW 2022/2023 Budget, and will provide families with a $150 subsidy for each child who attends primary or secondary school in NSW in 2023.
The program is aimed at helping families with their budgets, as well as give kids what they need to start the school year.
“We want to give our children the best start to the school year while also taking the pressure off
the family budget, leaving more money in your pocket at the end of the week,” Premier Dominic Perrottet said.
“We are investing in our students so they can achieve the best possible results in the classroom
to help secure a brighter future for NSW families.”
Who is eligible for the $150 vouchers?
The program will run from 1 January 2023 to 30th June 2023. To be eligible a child must be a NSW resident, enrolled in primary or secondary school in NSW in 2023 and be listed on a Medicare card.
The back-to-school $150 payments will be available via the Service NSW app from early next year. The NSW government says it will reveal more about the program in the coming months.We may get commissions for purchases made using links in this post. Learn more.