Register for a $200 voucher to spend on accommodation, attractions or tours in regional Victoria.
Following a successful first round, the Victorian government has announced the return of its scheme to encourage Victorians to holiday within their state by dishing out $200 travel vouchers. Explorers are able to register for the initiative from 10am on Wednesday January 20.
What you need to know
- A second round of $200 Victorian travel vouchers is up for grabs
- Successful applicants are able to redeem their voucher after they have travelled
- The $28 million Regional Travel Voucher Scheme is part of the multi-pronged $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package
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Last November, Victorian Premier Dan Andrews announced the package ahead of the state budget with Minister for Tourism Martin Pakula, confirming the first 40,000 travel vouchers were to be made available in December to help families get out to regional Victoria for the summer, providing the added incentive for Victorians to support regional communities hard hit by bushfires, the pandemic and other challenges.
The vouchers will be rolled out in tranches, with the first 40,000 vouchers, valued at $200 each, redeemable for travel between Saturday December 12 and Friday January 22 – providing a major boost for the operators of accommodation and tourism businesses across the state in the peak summer holiday period.
Now an additional lot of 40,000 vouchers are to become available at 10am this morning, redeemable for travel between Wednesday January 27 and Thursday April 1. The successful applicants are able to redeem their voucher after they have travelled, ensuring cash flows immediately to regional businesses.
Following this second round, a third round of vouchers will become available on March 30 for travel between April 6 and May 31 – spreading the benefits for regional communities well into the year.
Any vouchers not used in the first two rounds will be added to the third round.
The $28 million Regional Travel Voucher Scheme is part of the multi-pronged $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package, which also provides almost $300 million to improve infrastructure in iconic locations including Gippsland, the Great Ocean Road, Wilsons Promontory and the Grampians and invest in new tourism projects.
The voucher scheme is open to Victorian residents aged 18 or over when they spend a minimum $400 on accommodation, experiences or tours undertaken in regional Victoria, the Yarra and Dandenong Ranges and the Mornington Peninsula in specified periods.
Vouchers will be limited to one per household and travellers will be required to spend at least two nights in paid accommodation in regional Victoria to qualify for the scheme.
Victorians will register through the Business Victoria website and, if successful, be provided with a link to redeem the voucher after their travel is completed. Vouchers will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
To apply for the voucher scheme, visit the Victorian government website. If you or someone in your household were a successful applicant in the first round of vouchers in December, you won’t be able to apply in this or any future rounds.
For more information, visit the Premier’s website.
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