Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is encouraging parents of primary school-aged children to download the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s $500 Before and After School Care (BASC) voucher by 31 January 2023.
The NSW Government’s $155 million BASC Voucher Program helps families with household budget pressures, and more than 305,000 vouchers have already been downloaded by parents. Of these, more than 219,000 have been redeemed at a BASC service to help families with the cost of care. Parents have until 30 June 2023 to redeem BASC vouchers at a participating service.
Stuart Ayres said the 31 January deadline is quickly approaching however once downloaded, parents may use the voucher up until 30 June 2023.
“These vouchers can be used towards before and after school care and also for vacation care over the holidays.
“We know the Before and After School Care vouchers help to ease financial pressures for our local hardworking parents,” Stuart Ayres said.
In addition to the BASC, parents are reminded that they can now access $150 worth of vouchers through the Premier’s Back to School NSW program, giving a boost to household budgets
“Parents, guardians and carers, including foster carers, can apply for three $50 Premier’s Back to School NSW Vouchers per child, which can be used at registered businesses towards items including bags, shoes, prescribed textbooks and lunchboxes.
“Applying for the vouchers is quick and easy and can be done in a matter of minutes using the Service NSW app, on the phone or by visiting a Service NSW Centre.”
The Premier’s Back to School NSW program is one of more than 70 government rebates and vouchers available through the Savings Finder program.
To apply or find out more information about BASC vouchers, visit : https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/basc-voucher and for the Back to School NSW vouchers: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/back-to-school-vouchers.