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Visitors can now claim entertainment and dining experiences in our region

by | Mar 29, 2022 | Latest News

      Great news! From today (Tuesday 29 March 2022) locals and visitors to our region can claim 25% of their dining and entertainment bills.

      The rebate is part of the Victorian Government’s Dining and Entertainment Program, giving entertainment and foodie lovers the chance to claim back 25% of their bill, up to $125, after spending $40 or more.

      This is a great help for Team Tourism members to encourage visitors and locals to see a show or dine out during the week and to treat themselves and have an extra wine or serve of dessert while they’re at it!

      Rebates are first come, first serve and are likely to be allocated quickly.

      Here’s what customers need to claim:

      • An itemised printed or electronic receipt that includes your trading name, ABN, date and total spend – handwritten receipts will not be accepted;
      • Dining and entertainment experiences must be paid in full;
      • Food must be purchased alongside drinks;
      • Delivery services (Uber Eats, DoorDash etc) are not eligible for rebates;
      • Dining experiences can only be claimed for bookings from Monday to Thursday, entertainment claims can be made for any day; and
      • Only one claim per receipt can be made online until funds are exhausted.

      Eligible dining businesses include:

      • cafes and restaurants
      • bars and pubs (food must be purchased)
      • registered clubs – excluding private clubs not open to the public
      • breweries, distilleries and wineries (food must be purchased)
      • fast food and take away outlets, juice bars and kiosks
      • restaurants and cafes open to the public within accommodation such as hotels
      • hospitality venues within sporting, arts and theatre precincts
      • food courts
      • cinemas
      • temporary food premises including mobile food trucks, vans, canteens and trailers.

      Eligible entertainment businesses/experiences include:

      • cinemas
      • exhibitions and conferences
      • museums, galleries and zoos
      • live performance, including theatre, music, comedy, literary events and fashion shows
      • theme parks, water parks and amusement parks

      Sport and sporting events are not included in the program.

      To see FAQs, T&C’s and for a link to make claims visit www.vic.gov.au/victorian-dining-and-entertainment-program.

      The Victorian Government has put together some social media assets and resources to help you promote the rebate to visitors. You can download the dining resources here and entertainment resources here.


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