After already being extended once, NSW’s Dine and Discover voucher program has yet again pushed the expiry date — this time, until June 30, 2022. The NSW government made the call late last week, likely due to the state’s surging COVID case numbers.
Introduced in late March, the Dine and Discover scheme was designed to help NSW residents to get out and about, supporting local businesses. Residents over 18 years old were given four $25 vouchers to spend — two at hospitality venues and two at cultural or entertainment venues.
While we wrote in detail about how to get and use your vouchers here, in a nutshell, if you haven’t used your vouchers yet, you can still apply for them online on the Service NSW site, through the Service NSW app or by calling 13 77 88.
Dine vouchers can still be used in lockdown — on takeaway orders. To use them, first check that venue you’re ordering from is a participating business, using the Dine & Discover NSW business finder. Also worth noting – vouchers can’t be used for alcohol, tobacco, gambling or online orders. Then, when you pick up your order, let the staff member know that you’ll be paying with a voucher and they’ll scan its QR code to take $25 off the bill.
As for Discover vouchers, with the whole of NSW now in lockdown, if you’re wanting to redeem the vouchers anytime soon, the process is a little trickier.
Start by checking which businesses are participating. Once you’ve picked your business, the easiest way to redeem your voucher is to Google search ‘[business name] Dine and Discover voucher’. Most of the businesses have dedicated pages set up to explain their redeeming process. It’s also worth checking their dedicated sites to see if they have any special deals on offer. For instance, HOYTS Cinemas has $25 deals that use up the total voucher amount and offer great value.
Some other participating businesses you can use the Discover vouchers on include Sydney include BridgeClimb Sydney, The Sydney Tower Eye, Cork and Canvas, City Recital Hall, Strike Bowling King Street Wharf, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Dance Company and Holey Moley.