Victorian Government Travel Vouchers

Victorian Government Travel Vouchers – How to Claim $200 Voucher

The Victorian Government has announced a $200 million stimulus package to support businesses and entice Victorians back to enjoy their favourite food and hospitality experiences across Victoria. The package will be rolled out from March 2022.

What are Travel Vouchers

A travel voucher is a certificate, usually electronic, that can be used to pay for travel costs. They often come in the form of hotel vouchers, flight vouchers, or cruise vouchers. They represent a specific value and can be used towards future purchases.

About The Victorian Government Travel Vouchers

The Victorian Government Travel Vouchers schemes and support programs will be launched individually in March 2022. More information will be available soon.

The programs and voucher schemes are:

Melbourne Dining Vouchers – ‘Melbourne Money’

The popular ‘Melbourne Money’ program returns with an additional $10 million in funding.

These vouchers can be used to reimburse 25 per cent of dining costs for meals from Monday to Thursday within the CBD when spending between $40 to $500.

Melbourne Money will encourage Victorians to seek out our city’s world-class food and dining businesses.

Melbourne Money is being delivered in partnership with the City of Melbourne through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund.

This program will open on 7 March 2022.

State-wide Dining Vouchers

A new $30 million State-wide Dining Vouchers program will be introduced to cover all of Victoria.

It will reimburse 25 per cent of dining costs for meals in regional Victoria and metropolitan Local Government Areas outside the Melbourne CBD from Monday to Thursday when spending between $40 to $500.

This program is expected to open on 29 March 2022.

Entertainment Voucher Scheme

A new $30 million Entertainment Voucher Scheme will reimburse part of eligible entertainment costs.

Discounts will be for tickets to:

  • the cinema
  • theatrical productions
  • live music
  • exhibitions
  • conferences
  • other events.

This program is expected to open on 29 March 2022.

Regional and Metropolitan Travel Voucher Scheme

Access a $200 voucher when you spend at least $400 on eligible tourism and travel related services.

$30 million has been set aside to expand the successful Regional and Metropolitan Travel Voucher Scheme, encouraging more Victorians to spend at tourism, attractions and events businesses.

This program will open on 23 March 2022 for travel between 8 April and 27 May.

An extra 10,000 vouchers will be set aside for Victorian Seniors that will be released through a ballot.

The ballot for Victorian Seniors travel vouchers will open on 15 March for travel between 8 April and 27 May.

Ventilation Voucher Program

$500 to support businesses buying air purifiers, ventilators and other COVIDSafe maintenance, giving them confidence their business is COVIDSafe

$60 million will be invested to offer up to $5,000 for matched grants to eligible small businesses to improve ventilation to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

This could include investing in:

  • equipment
  • building works
  • maintenance services.

The $500 vouchers program will open in mid-March 2022.

The $5,000 matched grants will open late March 2022.

Small Business Digital Adaptation Program

A $1,200 rebate to access a range of digital business tools to help modernise business operations.

These could include:

  • online menus and ordering systems
  • invoicing
  • stock and business management tools
  • website and e-commerce platforms.

The third round of the program will offer a further $5 million.

This builds on the success of the first 2 rounds of the program, enabling many businesses to establish an e-commerce presence. This new funding will help an estimated 5,000 businesses to access a range of digital business tools.

This program will open on 28 March 2022.

Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring Program

Access to mentoring of up to four, two-hour sessions to help navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and support owners and staff.

Delivered with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, over 11,000 mentoring sessions have been held with more than 5,500 businesses to date. Previous mentees have had a high satisfaction rate.

This program is open.

Apply for mentoring

Jobs Victoria Fund

Connecting 1,500 Victorians looking for work with businesses looking for workers across hospitality, warehousing and logistics, tourism and food processing – helping cover workforce shortages and giving unemployed Victorians secure job opportunities.

$34.2 million of existing funds from the Jobs Victoria Fund will be used in this immediate response to support workforce shortages in these sectors.

All jobseekers taking up these placements will have access to Jobs Victoria employment services, including mentor and careers counseling services.

This program will open from April 2022.

How do I claim my $200 voucher in Victoria?

Victorians who spend at least $400 on paid accommodation, experiences, tours or attractions within the state will be able to claim $200 back. “Importantly, this time 10,000 of those vouchers will be set aside and effectively pre-released under a separate process for seniors,” Mr Pakula said.

How do I claim my travel voucher in Victoria?

Each voucher gives the recipient the right to claim a reimbursement of $200 if they have spent at least $400 on accommodation, experiences, tours, or attractions for a minimum two nights in paid accommodation in Victoria.

How do I claim travel vouchers?

Voucher recipients take their trip to regional Victoria during the eligible travel period. Following their trip, voucher recipients will be able to redeem their voucher by providing invoices and receipts as evidence of eligible expenditure of $400 or more.

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