The NSW Premier has announced another round of the popular Dine and Discover vouchers as the state moves to the next phase of its lockdown roadmap.
The two new vouchers, each worth $25, will be made available in the coming weeks through the Service NSW App.
This brings the total available through the Dine and Discover programme to $150 per person and each NSW citizen has until June 2022 to use the vouchers as the programme was recently extended
Premier Dominic Perrottet announced the new round of vouchers at a press conference on Thursday to deliver further details on the government’s economic recovery strategy, saying that all NSW residents will get two more vouchers as part of the plan.
“We know that Dine & Discover vouchers had an incredibly successful and incredibly positive use by close to 5 million people across our state, so today we are doubling down to make additional $25 vouchers,” he said.
“We know these vouchers have injected millions of dollars into the New South Wales economy.
“They’ve been incredibly successful and popular from Ballina to Balmain, from Byron to Broken Hill – People right across the state have gone out and used these vouchers and importantly spent more.”
Treasurer Matt Kean said that the additional $250 million investment by the NSW Government would help businesses recover from months of restrictions and encourage people to enjoy what they love most.
“We experienced the success of the Dine & Discover program when we reopened last time, which is why we are doubling down efforts,” Kean said.
The Dine and Discover scheme initially kicked off in late March, offering residents four $25 vouchers to spend – two for hospitality venues and two for cultural venues.
Every New South Wales resident aged 18 and over is eligible to receive the $25 vouchers and can apply via the Service NSW website.
Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said the vouchers would again be delivered via the ServiceNSW app.
“You’ll find them in your ServiceNSW app in time for Summer or you can contact ServiceNSW and they can send them to you,” Mr Dominello said.
“To date, almost 4.8 million people have taken advantage of the voucher program since its launch in March, giving businesses a $430 million boost.”
NSW residents aged 18 years and over who are yet to apply will be able to do so until the programme ends and will receive all six $25 vouchers.
Participating businesses do not need to reapply. Those who want to join the program are encouraged to register, download the scanner app and get ready to redeem.