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NSW Dine & Discover program expands to more areas

Adrian Flores
Adrian Flores
22 February 2021 1 minute readShare
NSW Dine & Discover program expands to more areas

Hospitality, entertainment and tourism businesses in New South Wales are being encouraged to sign on to the state government’s Dine & Discover program as it enters its second phase by expanding to more areas around the state.

The second phase of the pilot program makes residents of the Sydney CBD, Northern Beaches and Bega Valley now eligible for the four $25 vouchers.

The first phase began earlier in February at Sydney’s The Rocks area and in Broken Hill.

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Under the Dine & Discover program, every NSW resident aged 18 and over will be eligible for four $25 vouchers, worth $100 in total, to be spent in participating businesses.

The vouchers are divided into two categories:

 

  • Two $25 vouchers to be used for eating in at restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs and clubs from Monday to Thursday, excluding public holidays.
  • Two $25 vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music and arts venues, available seven days a week, excluding public holidays.

Peak industry body Business NSW said the program was a popular announcement from last year’s state budget, and it’s important businesses in tourism, hospitality and entertainment register to benefit from the expected lift in customers.

“No one needs extra encouragement to have a meal out or enjoy some downtime after the past year we have all endured, so I encourage businesses to do the right thing and register so they can reap the rewards,” said Business NSW chief executive Nola Watson.

“It’s important business owners understand that vouchers can only be used at premises that have a COVID Safety plan and are registered as COVID safe.

“This is welcome government support for those industries who have borne the brunt of the pandemic, and the business community in NSW is right behind it.”

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Businesses can learn more about the NSW Dine & Discover program here.

NSW Dine & Discover program expands to more areas
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Adrian Flores
Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores is the deputy editor of MyBusiness. Before that, he was the deputy editor for SMSF Adviser as well as features editor for ifa (Independent Financial Adviser), InvestorDaily, Risk Adviser, Fintech Business and Adviser Innovation.

You can email Adrian at [email protected].

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