How do I apply for the NSW Back to School Vouchers?

Please Note: The NSW Government Back to School Voucher program is not running for 2024.

The Back to School NSW Vouchers program helps families pay for important school supplies. This can be a huge assistance for the beginning of the new school year.

Parents, guardians, carers, or students can apply for 3 x $50 vouchers, totaling $150 for each eligible student.

The vouchers can be used:

  • towards the cost of school uniforms, shoes, bags, textbooks, and stationery.
  • at registered businesses.
  • before 30 June 2023.

Only one application can be made for each student.

You can apply for vouchers for more than one student in the same application as long as they’re on the same Medicare card.

NSW Back to School Voucher program eligibility

You can apply for the vouchers if you’re a caregiver of a student, who is:

  • a NSW resident
  • enrolled to attend school in 2023 (from kindergarten to year 12),
  • including students who are:
    • home-schooled
    • enrolled in year 10 or year 12 equivalent qualifications at TAFE NSW.

Students can apply on their own behalf if they meet the eligibility criteria and have their own Medicare card.

What you need:

● a MyServiceNSW Account – you can create one when you start your application.
● a Medicare card that includes the name of the student.
● an additional proof of identity document such as your NSW driver’s license or Australian passport.
● the name of the school or educational facility where the student is enrolled to attend in 2023.

Note: Your Medicare card and your proof of identity document must show the same name that appears on your MyServiceNSW Account.

How to apply for your vouchers

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the ‘Apply online’ button.
  3. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
  4. Follow the prompts to apply for the voucher.

If successful, you’ll:

  • find your vouchers under the ‘Vouchers’ section of the Service NSW app, usually within an hour.
  • receive an email from Service NSW with the vouchers available to download and print.

Apply for your vouchers now and start spending.

Our website

The website has a wide range of branded and non-branded stationery, school bags, uniforms, books, and more to choose from. All items are eligible for purchase using your back to school vouchers. Visit our shop now.

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