You just have to be in the city to win.
After the hardships of lockdown, the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government are trying to revitalise the CBD and get people out and about again. That’s why they implemented the dine-and-save Melbourne Money scheme a few weeks ago. And that’s why they’ve now introduced FOMO Freebies, an exciting new program that will help you experience the best things that Melbourne has to offer. You can win all sorts of giveaways, from hotel stays to theatre tickets. What a treat!
From Monday June 21 to Sunday July 18, the City of Melbourne is giving away freebies that will provide a truly Melbourne experience. Over the next four weeks, these experiences will be up for grabs:
- Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium: 200 double passes to experience an underwater world
- Frozen The Musical: 200 tickets
- Harry Potter and The Cursed Child: 200 tickets to Part 1 and Part 2
- NGV: 100 ‘Friday Night’ double passes
- The Westin Melbourne: 200 overnight staycations
- Sofitel Melbourne on Collins: 200 overnight staycations
- Melbourne Star Observation Wheel: 250 double passes
- O’Brien Ice House in Docklands: 200 double passes (including skate hire)
- Imaginaria: 200 tickets for an immersive play experience in Docklands
- Queen Victoria Market: 400 x $50 vouchers
- Rising Melbourne: 100 Aunty Zeta Rain Slickers
- Discovera Hidden Bars & History Tour: 200 double passes
In order to score a freebie, you have to keep an eye on What’s On Melbourne’s website as well as their Instagram for daily announcements. These giveaways will happen across the city at surprise locations, so you have to stay tuned to their socials and be in the CBD for the best chance to win.
For example, their first giveaway was free tickets to Frozen the Musical. This was announced over Instagram and the giveaway took place at a ticket booth on Bourke Street.
According to Lord Mayor Sally Capp, FOMO Freebies is a way to thank people for returning to the CBD. “By giving away these freebies, we are reminding Melburnians that the city is very much open for business and we’re still Australia’s cultural capital,” the Lord Mayor said. Of course, this program will also boost tourism, retail and accommodation around Melbourne.
Which freebie are you most excited for?