The Melbourne Money scheme is here, and just in time for the long weekend.
Restrictions have eased and restaurant dining is back. And if you needed an incentive to head to the CBD, we’ve got the perfect one for you. If you spend between $50 and $500 in a CBD restaurant or cafe, you’ll be able to get a 20% rebate. These include dining precincts like Southbank, Chinatown, Lygon Street, Docklands, North Melbourne and Kensington as well as bars, pubs and restaurants in sporting, arts and theatre precincts across the city. So, what are you waiting for?
The City of Melbourne has partnered with the Victorian Government in this Melbourne Money initiative to bring people back to the city and support the hospitality industry. It’s a similar concept to the Melbourne Travel Voucher Scheme and the Regional Travel Voucher Scheme, which were both huge successes. $8.4 million have been allocated towards this dining scheme. It’s operating on a first-come-first-served basis, so you better get in there quick before the money runs out.
How do I get my money back?
To be eligible to receive the 20% rebate, all you need to do is spend between $50 and $500 on food and drink in the City of Melbourne municipality. To check if your restaurant is eligible, see this map.
- Pay for the meal in full and get an itemised receipt with the ABN and business name.
- Take a photo/scan the receipt and upload it to this website. You’ll also need to provide your name, email, mobile phone number and bank account details.
- Once your claim has been approved, your 20% rebate will go into your bank account within five business days.
Remember, the Melbourne Money scheme stops once all the funds have been allocated. So get in quick!