You’ll soon be eligible to receive $100 worth of vouchers to use on eating out and entertainment!
In order to encourage the community to get out and support local hospitality, arts and tourism businesses who have been hit hard by COVID-19, the NSW Government is launching Dine & Discover NSW due to be rolled out in March 2021.
We’re hoping that many local businesses register to be a part of Dine & Discover NSW as it covers many family activities. Just think, if you want to head out to the movies, our for a meal or visit a local zoo or wildlife park, the $25 voucher will go towards the cost of your outing. You’ll just need to pay the difference for the kids or leave the kids at home with a babysitter and enjoy a night out without the kids.
How many Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers am I eligible for ?
Every NSW resident aged 18 and over will be eligible for four $25 vouchers worth $100 in total. The vouchers can be used at participating NSW businesses who are registered as COVID safe.
There are four vouchers and you’ll need to use the vouchers separately. The purpose of this scheme is to encourage people to get out and visit different dining places, entertainment and recreation spots.
Where can I use the Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers?
There are two different types of Dine & Discover NSW vouchers.
The Dine & Discover NSW vouchers will be divided into two categories:
- 2 x $25 Dine NSW vouchers to be used for eating in at restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs from Monday to Thursday, excluding public holidays. Note: It’s not for takeaway meals.
- 2 x $25 Discover NSW vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues, available 7 days a week, excluding public holidays.
How do I get the Dine & Discover NSW vouchers?
Once the Dine & Discover NSW Voucher program opens in March 2021, you’ll need to apply via the MyServiceNSW app. If you are successful, you’ll find the four $25 vouchers under the ‘Vouchers’ section of the Service NSW App, ready to use within an hour.
When will the Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers be available to use?
The NSW government is currently testing the Dine & Discover NSW vouchers in The Rocks and Broken Hill in early February. Dine & Discover NSW will then be piloted with a larger group in Sydney CBD, Northern Beaches and Bega Valley from late February. The rollout across NSW will start in March.
How do I use the Dine & Discover NSW vouchers?
Log into the Service NSW App and select Vouchers. Select the voucher you wish to use and then select “find a business” to choose a participating business. You’ll then need to present the voucher QR code for the business to scan at payment. If the total bill is more than $25, you’ll need to pay the difference. You can only redeem one voucher per day at a business. However, you can combine your voucher with another person’s voucher towards the same bill.
If you do not have a smartphone or tablet, you can choose to download and print the vouchers instead. Both printed and digital options can be scanned by participating businesses.
Where can I use my Dine & Discover NSW vouchers?
You’ll be able to search for participating businesses where you can use your Dine & Discover NSW via the Service NSW app or on the ServiceNSW website. Vouchers must be redeemed in person at participating businesses and can only be used once. The vouchers cannot be used for retail, tobacco, alcohol, gambling and accommodation.
There will be lots of places where you can use your voucher. They will just need to be a registered participant in the Dine & Discover NSW program. These businesses include cafes, restaurants, cinemas, zoos, amusement parks, travel agencies and tours, mini golf, bowling, museums and galleries. For a full list, check out the list below. This is a fantastic opportunity to get out and support local dining spots and attractions
How can my business get involved?
To be eligible for Dine & Discover NSW, your business needs to:
- have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST.
- be registered as COVID-safe and have a COVID Safety Plan in place.
- operate in NSW in one of the eligible industries below
To participate in Dine & Discover NSW you must have a business that operates in one of the following industries:
- cafes and restaurants
- pubs, taverns, bars, wineries and clubs
- scenic and sightseeing transport
- museums, galleries and historic sites
- zoos, botanic gardens, wildlife parks and nature reserves
- performing arts operations, theatres and entertainment centres
- amusement, theme and water parks
- recreational activities such as go-karting, indoor climbing, mini-golf, billiards, bowling or ice-rinks
- outdoor adventures
- travel agencies and tours.
If you would like to participate in the scheme please register your business.
For more information, visit the Dine & Discover NSW section on the NSW government website.
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