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Victorian travel vouchers: How to snap up yours today

  • December 11 2020
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Victorian travel vouchers: How to snap up yours today

By Cameron Micallef
December 11 2020

As part of his plan to boost the economy post the state’s lengthy COVID-19 lockdown, Dan Andrews is due to gift eligible Victorians $200 to encourage travel to regional areas.

Victorian travel vouchers

Victorian travel vouchers: How to snap up yours today

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  • December 11 2020
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As part of his plan to boost the economy post the state’s lengthy COVID-19 lockdown, Dan Andrews is due to gift eligible Victorians $200 to encourage travel to regional areas.

Victorian travel vouchers

The Labor government announced as part of the Victorian budget 20-21 that it will invest $465 million in the Victorian Tourism Recovery Package to help the sector bounce back after a year of bushfires and necessary health restrictions to protect Victoria from coronavirus.

Under the proposal, $28 million will be spent on 120,000 vouchers worth $200 each, to offset the cost of accommodation, attractions and tours in regional Victoria. 

The vouchers will be rolled out in tranches, with 40,000 vouchers valued at $200 each redeemable for travel between Saturday, 12 December, and Friday, 22 January, providing a major boost for the operators of accommodation and tourism businesses across the state in the peak summer holiday period.

The vouchers will be available from 10:00am tomorrow, with successful applicants able to redeem their voucher after they have travelled, ensuring cash flows immediately to regional businesses.

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Additional lots of 40,000 vouchers will become available on 20 January for travel between 27 January and 1 April and on 30 March for travel between 6 April and 31 May – 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.

Tourism Minister Martin Pakula said that it is a chance for Victorians to take a well-deserved break while supporting their state.

“A bit more money in people’s pockets means they can see more and do more in regional Victoria – helping local businesses and the people and communities they support to bounce back,” the Minister said.

“Whether it’s a trip to a winery region or a tour along one of our stunning stretches of coastline, you can’t take a wrong step in regional Victoria.”

The voucher scheme is open to Victorian residents aged 18 or over when they spend a minimum $400 on accommodation, experiences or tours in regional Victoria 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 are able to 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.

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Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leverage their insights to grow your portfolio.

About the author

Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leverage their insights to grow your portfolio.

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