Following the success of round one and two, Victoria has announced a third round of the Regional Travel Voucher Scheme, with 50,000 vouchers up for grabs.
The initial launch round saw 120,000 lucky Victorians receive vouchers of $200 to spend on regional holidays, all in an effort to boost regional economies and encourage tourism within the state. The second round of 40,000 vouchers were claimed within 15 minutes of release.
“With regional tourism operators still recovering from the devastating impacts of the 2019-20 summer bushfires and the coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions, the Regional Travel Voucher Scheme is designed to help drive visitation to regional Victoria and support businesses and communities to recover,” the Victorian Government says of the scheme.
The next vouchers will be offered to Victorian residents who spend at least $400 on two nights of accommodation, attractions, or tours in regional Victoria, the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Mornington Peninsula and the Victorian alpine ski resorts.
“Whether it’s a day trip with the family or a tour along our stunning coast, we’re helping more people get out and enjoy the best Victoria has to offer,” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said during the initial announcement.
Round three kicks off on March 30, 2021, at 10.00am on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those who manage to register successfully for the vouchers will have to travel between April 6 and May 31. They’ll then have to present receipts to be reimbursed the $200.
Victorian residents over 18 are eligible to apply, and only one person from each household will be able to score the voucher.
While overnight accommodation, tours and attractions are fair game, the vouchers cannot be used to claim on gaming expenses, petrol, groceries, or transport costs. Food and drinks are excluded too, unless these come included as part of a wine tour or food experience.
Head over to the Victorian Government site now to find out more and apply for your travel voucher.