With the CBD restaurant discount program in full swing, Victoria’s next batch of travel vouchers will launch this week, but you’ll need to be quick.
In recent weeks, diners have been able to claim a 25% discount of up to $125 on their restaurant, cafe and bar bills if they eat in the CBD Monday through Thursday.
So far, $3.5 million has been gobbled up by visitors with over 90,000 successful claims.
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Next are travel vouchers, which will be made available to the general public this week.
The first 10,000 vouchers were already distributed to the elderly last week via a ballot, but another 140,000 are about to be opened.
It will open on Wednesday March 23 at 2 p.m.
These will be on a first come, first served basis and will end when the allocation is exhausted.
Those wishing for a good better be quick, as previous rounds have seen them snapped up in around 10 minutes.
The travel period for these vouchers is between April 8 and May 27.
Those who manage to get a voucher must spend at least $400 and stay at least two nights in paid accommodation in Victoria.
These include hotels and motels, serviced apartments, RV parks, campsites, farm stays and private vacation rentals.
Food vouchers are in progress
The dining voucher program is well underway and discounts of up to $125 are still available at all restaurants, cafes and bars where meals are served in the City of Melbourne municipality.
It is available while funds are exhausted and to claim it, customers must upload a copy of their itemized receipt and submit it via the Midweek Melbourne Money website.
Once the request is approved, the customer’s rebate will be credited to their designated bank account within five business days.
Once the City of Melbourne’s $10 million round runs out, a further $30 million will be used to expand the scheme to restaurants outside the CBD.
The 25% discount will be available to diners from anywhere in the state who eat at the restaurant between Monday and Thursday.
Another $30 million will also go to entertainment vouchers for theatre, live music, cinemas, museums, galleries and exhibitions.
More information about the package will be provided on the Business Victoria website.