The New South Wales Government’s voucher program, Dine & Discover NSW, has kicked off after a series of successful pilots.
The $500 million program offers NSW residents four vouchers totalling $100, to encourage the community to support and spend with dining, arts and tourism businesses across the state.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the program will give businesses a boost after a challenging 12 months.
“These vouchers will help businesses keep their doors open and grow, while providing customers with much needed hip pocket relief,” she said.
Throughout the pilot programs in The Rocks, Broken Hill, Sydney CBD, Northern Beaches and Bega Valley, customers spent an average of $39.
“Whether it’s a café, restaurant, cinema or gallery, these industries have done it tough during the pandemic, and these vouchers will encourage more customers to come through the door and spend,” said NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet.
How to access the vouchers
Every NSW resident aged 18 and over is eligible for four $25 vouchers worth $100 in total, to spend in participating businesses.
Dine & Discover NSW vouchers will be divided into two categories:
- two $25 vouchers to be used for eating in at restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs 7 days a week, excluding public holidays
- two $25 vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues, available 7 days a week, excluding public holidays
NSW residents can apply to receive their vouchers through the Service NSW app and website, while a non-digital solution will also be made available.
The vouchers can only be used at eligible businesses that have implemented a COVID Safety Plan and are registered as COVID Safe. Businesses can register to participate in the program at any time and vouchers are valid until 30 June 2021.
Dine & Discover NSW has begun rolling out across a number of Local Government Areas, with vouchers to become available in more areas each week. Customers will receive an email letting them know when they can apply or they can check online.
Find out more about the program here.