NSW announces school help
The NSW Government has announced parents will be issued $150 “back to school” vouchers to help with cost of living pressures.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the move will “give a boost to household budgets” by helping to pay for textbooks, uniforms, stationery and other school essentials.
Parents can download three $50 vouchers per child through their Service NSW app, which can be spent at registered businesses.
“The end of year is an expensive time for many households with Christmas and family holidays to pay for, which is why the NSW Government is investing $193 million into the vouchers to help ease those cost of living pressures,” Mr Perrottet said.
Parents have a full six months to use the vouchers, which are valid at more than 500 businesses across the state.
“Applying for the vouchers is simple and can be done in a matter of minutes using the Service NSW app, on the phone or by visiting a Service Centre,” Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said.
“Parents and carers can search for registered businesses in their local area by using the online Business Finder Tool and can use multiple vouchers in one transaction.”
Also this week, NSW students received their ATAR scores.