Melburnians and Victorians can save money once again thanks to the return of the Victorian Entertainment Program, where they can spend $40 or more on entertainment experiences and receive a 25 per cent rebate from the government.
The rebate program operates on a first-come, first-served basis. The $25 million program is now open and will run until December 16, or until the funds are exhausted.
Drawing blanks on where you can spend your money to get money back? Take a look below for some ideas. And remember, you’re going to need to spend $40 or more for your claim to be eligible.
Save on these Events and Experiences
Candlelight is glowing all around Melbourne showcasing bright talents and shining a light on music from a number of genres including classical, jazz, pop, rock and more. From Ed Sheeran to Elton John, Nina Simone to Queen, Hans Zimmer to Joe Hisaishi, they’re all being paid tribute to at sensational concerts in stunning venues, which now include shows at Old Melbourne Gaol as well as The Athenaeum Theatre, 75 Reid Street auditorium and The National Theatre Melbourne.
Labassa Mansion is home to an interactive and immersive Murder Mystery experience where players get to roam its rooms and search for clues. There are also a number of suspects to interrogate in your search for the truth because even the ugliest secrets can’t be hidden forever.
Appartement 26 Parisian Salon experiences
Behind a door marked 26, there lies a room that comes from another time and another place. It takes its inspiration from the Palace of Versailles and it is lavishly decorated with carefully assessed and authenticated antiques dating from the 17th-19th Century. The traditional and classic pieces are the perfect fit for a grand feast and Appartement 26 has more than a few lined up to suit exquisite tastes.
Noasis Tribute Band
Noasis, the Oasis tribute band from the UK, sold-out shows across the country when they managed to perform last year. They’ll be recreating the rousing Wall of Sound with a visual experience Some Might Say is not to be missed in November. It was going to be Supersonic, but now the tour is “This is Hist’ry… Right Here… Right Now…”.
The Picasso Century at the NGV
See over 80 original Picasso pieces from a seven-decade career alongside work from 50 rarely-seen artists in Australia including Georges Braque and Salvador Dalí.
Australia’s first immersive, trick-art gallery has been covered with over 1000 litres of paint by fifteen artists who have spent 800 hours producing 80 artworks. The end result is a journey through 1400 square metres where visitors can interact with the art and capture the spectacular illusions created with just the right perspective.
- Events and festivals (not including sporting events)
- Exhibitions and conferences
- Museums, galleries and zoos
- Live performance, including theatre, music, comedy, literary events and fashion shows
- Amusement parks, arcades, water parks, theme parks, tourist ferries and trains, mini golf and go-kart venues
Fever hosts a myriad of tickets to experiences including zoo passes as well as other events. Take a look at what you can find on their platform here.