The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) provides a subsidy for schools travelling more than 150 kilometres to visit the national capital as part of a civics and citizenship education excursion. Schools must visit Parliament House, Old Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial and where possible participate in an education programme at these institutions. The rebate is available for year 4 to year 12 students and is paid on a per student basis at rates varying according to the distance traveled as shown below. Funds should be used to reduce the costs for individual students If you are planning a school excursion to Canberra and wish to apply for the rebate please contact the PACER program on Ph: 1300 368 248.
Note* Please read the guidelines carefully, as conditions apply for the payment of the rebate including obtaining approval before you travel.
Steps to organising a quote and booking your Excursion
Firstly, browse our website or call us for information on the attractions, service providers, accommodation and sample itineraries. Determine the minimum number of students attending the tour.
Secondly, Fill out our educational tour quote form (Click Here) or call us to speak to one of our tour planners who will prepare and send you a no obligation quote based on the number of students and teachers for your consideration.
Thirdly, If you satisfied with your quote and wish to book your tour, sign the acceptance form and return it to our office with a deposit* of $550 including GST which will allow us to begin booking you tour for you. We may also require a deposit* to secure you accommodation depending upon their booking conditions
* Please note: (all deposits are Non refundable)
Fourthly, Our tours team will book and finalise your itinerary and confirm the order, times and attractions you requested
Lastly, Four weeks before departure we will require your final numbers of students and teachers, gender breakdown, dietary requests or special needs.