Government Rebate

The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training. It is an initiative supported by the National Capital Educational Tourism Project (NCETP). PACER provides financial assistance to schools within Australia, travelling more than 150 kilometres to visit Canberra. The rebate is offered to students from Years 4-12 and is paid on a per student basis, to assist schools to reduce the travel cost for individual students.

Please refer to the table below for a guideline on the rebate rate per student. The NCETP recommends using when calculating travel distance from your school to Canberra.

km from Canberra  rebate per student
150–499                $20
500–999                $30
1,000–1,499           $60
1,500–1,999           $80
2,000–2499            $120
2,500–2,999*         $150
3,000–3,999           $240
4,000 km and over $260

*includes all students from Tasmania because of additional air/sea travel expenses

In order to be eligible for the PACER rebate, an application form must be completed prior to your travel. Certain guidelines also need to be followed by schools. Please refer to link below to download the PACER Guidelines and Application Form. If you would like, we are more than happy to supply and assist you with the application for the government rebate.

For additional information on PACER Guidelines please visit