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Country School Travel Rebate

What is the Country School Travel Rebate?

The Parliamentary Education Office provides a rebate of $200 per school / per year to travel to Parliament House to participate in the Parliamentary Civics and Citizenship tour program. Eligibility is for schools located a minimum of 150 kilometres from Perth.

Why provide a rebate?

The Country School Travel Rebate program is designed to provide equity of access to the Parliamentary Civics and Citizenship tour program for all students within Western Australia whether located within the metropolitan area or a regional and country location.

About the rebate

The rebate has been developed to enhance the current Regional Outreach program which provides incursion visits by Parliamentary Education Office presenters three times a year to schools in the nine main regional centres in Western Australia. This program provides an opportunity for the Parliamentary Civics and Citizenship program to be presented to school students in regional areas.

What schools are eligible?

The Parliamentary Civics and Citizenship program is designed for years 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Eligibility is for schools located over 150 kilometres from Perth that deliver Civics and Citizenship as part of the Western Australian Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum are eligible to apply for the rebate.

Is there a limit of places available?

There are 25 places available each year for schools wishing to apply for the rebate. The program is designed to enable schools located over 150 kilometres from Perth to apply.

How often can we apply for the rebate?

A school that falls within the travel zone can apply for the travel rebate once a year. To ensure equity and an even spread across the travel zone region there will be some limitations, however it is intended to provide the rebate on a first come first served basis.

When is the rebate available?

The rebate is offered in two application periods called rounds. The first round covers the first half of the year and allows 13 schools the opportunity to apply for the rebate. The second round is available in the second half of the year and will allow 12 schools to apply for the rebate. This will allow an even spread of applications and a fair distribution of funds.

Round Opening Date Closing Date
1 1 February 2021 2 July 2021
2 19 July 2021 16 December 2021

What can the rebate be used for?

The focus of the rebate is to provide support to a school group located within the travel rebate zone to travel to Parliament House in Perth to undertake the Parliamentary Education Civics and Citizenship program. It is intended to help cover some of the costs of travel to Perth, reducing the amount of money a school may need to raise for the students to participate in the Parliamentary Education Office program.

How do we apply?

The application for the rebate is tied to the Parliamentary Education booking system.

Once a school has booked a visit via the online registration form, they can also register for the travel rebate by completing the Travel Rebate Application for Reimbursement form, which should be signed by the school Principal and handed to the Parliament Education presenter on arrival at Parliament. The $200 rebates will be paid in accordance with the payment details provided on the completed application form.

For further information, contact the Parliamentary Education office

Email: education@parliament.wa.gov.au

Phone: 08 9222 7259