Hopefully, you’ve been dining like a king thanks to the Melbourne Money scheme, which takes 25 per cent off your dining bill for spending a certain amount in city restaurants. Or perhaps, you pounced on the Victorian Travel Voucher Scheme last week, which will give you a $200 voucher if you spend over $400 on tourism services.
Now, prepare to save even more money thanks to the arrival of the Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program. Spend $40 or more on dining and entertainment, and receive a 25 per cent rebate from Tuesday March 29.
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Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program Details
Similar to the Melbourne Money scheme, the dining part of this new program allows you to eat anywhere in the state of Victoria. Spend at least $40 in hospitality venues, like restaurants and bars, and get your money back. This rebate is available from Mondays to Thursdays, and are on a first-come-first-served basis. However, to avoid overlap with the Melbourne Money scheme, this Dining Program applies to any venue outside of the City of Melbourne municipality.
Eligible hospitality venues include:
- Bars and pubs (food must be purchased)
- Registered clubs – excluding private clubs that are not open to the public
- Breweries, distilleries and wineries (food must be purchased)
- Fast food and take away outlets, juice bars and kiosks
- Restaurants and cafés open to the public within accommodation such as hotels
- Hospitality venues inside sporting, arts and theatre precincts
- Food courts
- Temporary food businesses like mobile food trucks
You can’t make a claim on food ordered through delivery services, like Uber Eats or Deliveroo.
The Dining Program is now open.
Meanwhile, the Entertainment Program will open at 3pm on Tuesday March 29. Spend over $40, and claim 25 per cent back on entertainment experiences. You can claim your money back on entertainment anywhere in Melbourne and Victoria, on any day of the week.
- Exhibitions and conferences
- Museums, galleries and zoos
- Live performance, including theatre, music, comedy, literary events and fashion shows
- Theme parks, water parks and amusement parks
Remember, this scheme operates on a first-come, first-served basis. A total of $60 million has been allocated to the program, split evenly between dining and entertainment.
The total that you can claim back across the Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program is $125, for both food and entertainment combined.
For more information about the program, click here.
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