The Popular Melbourne Money Scheme Is Back With Even More Savings On Offer

Nicole de Souza Nicole de Souza - Staff Writer

The Popular Melbourne Money Scheme Is Back With Even More Savings On Offer

Love eating? Love saving money? Well, then you’ll be happy to know that the popular Melbourne Money scheme is back. This time, it’s looking a little different. As a way to boost foot traffic during the weekdays, you’ll be able to claim up to 30 per cent off your dining bill when you spend between $50 and $500 at cafes, bars and restaurants around the city. More than 200, 000 rebates will be up for grabs at dining venues within the City of Melbourne. This includes the CBD, Lygon Street, North Melbourne, Southbank, South Wharf and Docklands. The Midweek Melbourne Money scheme begins on Monday November 15.

Midweek Melbourne Money Scheme

The Melbourne Money scheme was first introduced in June as a way to support hospitality businesses in the city. This initiative generated $40 million for city cafes and restaurants in June and July. And now, it’s coming back as the Midweek Melbourne Money scheme, to support businesses between Monday and Thursday. Supported by both the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Labor Government, this $5 million round of rebates will allow patrons to claim up to $150 of their bill.

“The CBD’s recovery is gathering pace with activity coming back and our theatres re-opening,” said Minister Martin Pakula. “The Midweek Melbourne Money vouchers will provide a real boost for many hospitality businesses.”


This rebate will be available on a first come first serve basis, and will not be available for Friday, Saturday or Sunday dining.

How do I get my money back?

To be eligible to receive the 30 per cent rebate, you will need to 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.

You must:

  1. Pay for the meal in full and get an itemised receipt with the ABN and business name.
  2. 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.
  3. Once your claim has been approved, your 30 per cent rebate will go into your bank account within five business days.

Remember, the Midweek Melbourne Money scheme stops once all the funds have been allocated. So get in quick!

For more details about this scheme, click here to read the frequently asked questions.

To read the Premier’s statement, click here.

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