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$100 vouchers rolled out to millions: How to get yours

Lucy Dean
·3-min read
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Millions of NSW adults will have an extra $100 to spend on restaurants and entertainment as the state government rolls out its $500 million voucher scheme across the state.

The Dine and Discover voucher scheme, which has undergone pilots in The Rocks, Sydney CBD, Broken Hill, Bega Valley and the Northern Beaches, will now be rolled out across the state over two weeks.

The vouchers were initially intended to go into circulation in December last year, however the Northern Beaches outbreak scuppered those plans.

Under the scheme, adult residents receive four $25 vouchers to be spent at cafes, restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreation venues.

“Throughout the testing and pilot phases, customers spent an average of $39, which is almost double the money going straight back into the community,” Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said.

However, not all NSW adults will be able to take advantage of the scheme yet, with the vouchers rolled out to different Local Government Areas each week.

Here’s where the Dine and Discover scheme is open

Residents in these areas can now access the vouchers:

  • Albury City Council

  • Armidale Regional Council

  • Ballina Shire Council

  • Balranald Shire Council

  • Bega Valley Shire Council

  • Bellingen Shire Council

  • Berrigan Shire Council

  • Broken Hill City Council

  • Byron Shire Council

  • Campbelltown City Council

  • Central Coast Council

  • Central Darling Shire Council

  • Cessnock City Council

  • City of Sydney Council

  • Clarence Valley Council

  • Coffs Harbour City Council

  • Council of The Shire of Hornsby

  • Dungog Shire Council

  • Edward River Council

  • Eurobodalla Shire Council

  • Federation Council

  • Glen Innes Severn Shire Council

  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council

  • Greater Hume Shire Council

  • Gunnedah Shire Council

  • Gwydir Shire Council

  • Hay Shire Council

  • Inverell Shire Council

  • Kempsey Shire Council

  • Kiama Municipal Council

  • Kyogle Council

  • Lake Macquarie City Council

  • Lismore City Council

  • Liverpool Plains Shire Council

  • Lockhart Shire Council

  • Maitland City Council

  • Mid-Coast Council

  • Moree Plains Shire Council

  • Murray River Council

  • Murrumbidgee Council

  • Muswellbrook Shire Council

  • Nambucca Valley Council

  • Narrabri Shire Council

  • Newcastle City Council

  • Northern Beaches Council

  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

  • Port Stephens Council

  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

  • Richmond Valley Council

  • Ryde City Council

  • Shellharbour City Council

  • Singleton Council

  • Shoalhaven City Council

  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council

  • Snowy Valleys Council

  • Tamworth Regional Council

  • Tenterfield Shire Council

  • Tweed Shire Council

  • Upper Hunter Shire Council

  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council

  • Uralla Shire Council

  • Wagga Wagga City Council

  • Walcha Council

  • Wingecarribee Shire Council

  • Wollondilly Shire Council

  • Wollongong City Council

  • Yass Valley Council.

Residents in unlisted Local Government Areas will be able to apply within the next few weeks, with all residents set to have access by the end of March.

How do I access the vouchers?

NSW residents will receive an email letting them know they can apply for the vouchers, or check their eligibility online.

To do this, residents need to log onto Service NSW and head to the ‘vouchers’ section where they fill in their address to see if the vouchers have been rolled out yet.

The vouchers can be accessed through the Service NSW app, and will be downloadable as a QR code that enrolled businesses can then scan.

What can I use the vouchers on?

Customers will receive two $25 vouchers that can be spent on restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars and wineries from Monday to Thursday, excluding public holidays.

They will also receive two $25 vouchers to be spent on art galleries, live music and cultural institutions seven days a week, excluding public holidays.

They can’t be spent on alcohol, tobacco or gambling and must be redeemed in person.

Additionally, only one voucher can be used at a time, and if the total cost of the meal or admission is less than $25, the remaining value is forfeited.

“This stimulus will give businesses the boost they need after an incredibly tough 12 months, and will encourage customers to get out and about safely,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

“These vouchers will help businesses keep their doors open and grow, while providing customers with much needed hip pocket relief.”

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