Kevin Anderson - return to school vouchers

9th March 2023


Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is reminding local parents that there is money sitting idle in the NSW Government coffers, ready to be claimed before 30 June.

Mr Anderson said a total of 9,206 $50 Back to School vouchers remained unclaimed in the Tamworth Electorate, meaning there was still $460,300 available to local families.

“Back to School vouchers are a great initiative for local families who are struggling in this economy. They can use vouchers for a range of things like shoes, backpacks, uniforms, and stationery,” Mr Anderson said. “We recently expanded the vouchers to enable them to be used for school excursions in terms 1 and 2, helping to ensure kids don’t miss out on important learning experiences outside of the classroom. I know local businesses have also appreciated the boost that the back-to-school rush brought in January and February, with tills continuing to tick over through the last of the summer months.”

In the Tamworth electorate, 40,559 vouchers have been created, but with only 31,358 claimed so far, there is still money to on the table ahead of the 30 June deadline.

“With so many vouchers remaining unclaimed, I’m reminding our local families to take up this opportunity to get their kids kitted up as the term progresses,” Mr Anderson added. “We know how tough it is for our families at the moment and with more than 70 vouchers and rebates available through Service NSW, we’re here to help. Anyone feeling the pinch can book an appointment to see a savings specialist at their local Service NSW Centre or they can go online to check their eligibility for the range of savings available.”

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