Like all good parents, buying quality school shoes for your kids is one of your priorities over the summer holidays. When you’re not organising Christmas lunch or figuring out your New Years’ plans, you’ve got that one additional thing to think about: where to get next year’s school shoes!
But that’s where we’ve got some great news for you. What if you got to think less about buying school shoes, pay less for them too, and focus on having a fun summer instead?
Here, we introduce the NSW Government’s Back to School vouchers and how you can use them towards school shoes this year.
What is the NSW Back to School Voucher program?
NSW have introduced the Premier’s Back to School Vouchers which helps families pay for school materials and supplies. Parents, guardians, carers or students can apply for 3 x $50 vouchers, totalling $150 for each eligible student. These vouchers can be used towards the cost of school uniforms, shoes, bags, textbooks and stationery. They must be used at a registered business, before 30 June 2023.
Parents and caregivers are eligible for the NSW Back to School Vouchers is their student is a NSW resident and enrolled to attend school in 2023, from kindergarten up to Year 12. Students can apply themselves if they meet this criteria and have their own Medicare card.
How to apply?
There are 4 simple steps to applying for the NSW Back to School Vouchers in order to use them towards school shoes:
- Check the eligibility requirements.
- Select the 'Apply online' button.
- Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
- Follow the prompts to apply for the voucher.
Can I use the Back to School Vouchers at Forbes Footwear?
Yes. You can only use the Back to School Vouchers at selected registered businesses; Forbes Footwear is a registered business.
Using the vouchers
School shoes are the perfect item to use the Back to School vouchers towards. If the cost is less than the voucher amount, the remaining balance is given up and cannot be used. This means that for lower-cost school supplies like stationery, you may not be maximising the value of your $50 voucher. High quality school shoes, on the other hand, often cost more than $50, so you’re certain to use the entire value of the voucher. You can use a voucher on its own or combined with other vouchers for the same purchase, even where the vouchers are issued for different students.
Forbes Footwear are huge fans of the Back to School Voucher program. Head online or in-store to view the huge range of quality school shoes for 2023. Let your kids put their best foot forward for education this year at Forbes Footwear!