More Free Lunches: Dine & Discover Bonus – Hope 103.2

More Free Lunches: Dine & Discover Bonus

The NSW Government has announced an additional two vouchers to the popular scheme, in the hope of bolstering the NSW economy.

By Michael CrooksThursday 14 Oct 2021News

Three days after restrictions were eased for people who have been fully vaccinated, NSW residents have two more reasons to smile.

The NSW Government announced today that the Dine & Discover voucher scheme will be expanded to an extra two $25 vouchers.

It brings the total amount of Dine & Discover vouchers to six.

One of the additional vouchers can be used for dining out, and the other for recreation and entertainment at venues. Such establishments include cultural institutions, live music venues, arts venues, and children’s entertainment venues.

They will be available in December.

“Incredibly successful”

The Dine & Discover scheme kicked off in March with four $25 vouchers offered to eligible NSW residents, to reboot an economy ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two extra vouchers come following the latest lockdown period.

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“We know that Dine & Discover vouchers had an incredibly successful and incredibly positive use by close to five million people across our State, so today we are doubling down to make additional $25 vouchers,” Premier Dominic Perrottet said.

“We know these vouchers have injected millions of dollars into the New South Wales economy.”

How to apply

All NSW residents aged 18 and over are eligible to receive the $25 vouchers. To apply, visit Service NSW.

However, if you have previously applied for the initial vouchers, the new vouchers will be provided automatically.

If you have previously applied for the initial vouchers, the new vouchers will be provided automatically.

“You’ll find them in your Service NSW app in time for Summer or you can contact Service NSW and they can send them to you,” NSW Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said.

“Go out and spend”

Premier Perrottet urged residents to “go out and spend” the vouchers.

“They’ve been incredibly successful and popular from Ballina to Balmain, from Byron to Broken Hill,” he said.

“People right across the state have gone out and used these vouchers and importantly spent more. [They] have driven economic activity in New South Wales, got people back into work.”

4.8 million people

Mr Perrottet added that around 4.8 million people took up the voucher offer in March.

“I want people to go out, like many people have, and support local businesses and enjoy the best food that we have in New South Wales,” he said.

“I want people to go out, like many people have, and support local businesses,” – NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet

The extra vouchers, which will cost the Government a further $250 million, can be used at any participating establishment.

They expire in June next year.

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