Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER)
This program provides financial assistance for students in Years 4-12 travelling to Australia's national democratic, historical and cultural institutions in Canberra.
Three of the four mandatory national institutions must be visited. These are:
- Parliament House (including taking a guided educational tour, and wherever possible, participating in a Parliamentary Education Office Program and meeting their local Member/Senator)
- The Australian War Memorial (including booking an education program or self-guided tour)
- The Museum of Australian Democracy
- and/or the National Electoral Education Centre (including booking into an education program offered).
If one of these institutions is fully booked (evidence of this in writing is required), then a school can request to attend one of the following:
High Court of Australia
National Archives of Australia
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of Australia
Rebates are paid on a sliding scale, with more money paid to schools further away from Canberra.
Applications should be made at least three weeks before the excursion. Funding is limited, therefore, it is recommended that the application is done as soon as possible.