What is the Victorian Travel Voucher Scheme?
The Victorian Travel Voucher Scheme is a program designed to help drive visitation across Victoria over the first half of 2022 to support businesses and communities to recover. The Scheme is a single statewide program.
The Victorian Travel Voucher Scheme encourages Victorian residents to travel within Victoria, stay overnight and take part in the many experiences on offer across the state. The Scheme’s primary aim is to support tourism businesses and the Victorian economy. It will do so by providing an incentive for visitors to travel and spend money across Victoria through a $200 travel voucher that can be used to reimburse the cost of eligible tourism activities incurred during the Eligible Travel Period, between 8 April and 27 May 2022.
Funding of $200 per household is available as a reimbursement if more than $400 is spent in Victoria on Eligible Expenses, during the relevant Eligible Travel Period. The Vouchers are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
To be eligible to receive a Victorian Travel Voucher you must meet the following criteria.
You must be:
- a Victorian resident; and
- at least 18 years of age.
Your visit must:
- be overnight in paid accommodation in Victoria for a minimum of two nights; and
- take place within the Eligible Travel Period (see below).
To claim a $200 reimbursement you must:
- demonstrate expenditure of at least $400 across one or more of the following categories (“Eligible Expenses”):
- paid accommodation: which means serviced apartments, backpacker and hostels, bed and breakfasts, shared accommodation, cabins or caravans in holiday parks, caravan and camping site fees, cottages, farm stays, private holiday rentals, houseboats, motels, hotels, resorts, retreats and lodges
- paid tours and experiences: which means tour operators that offer regularly organised tours with a leisure-tourism focus, organised by experienced guides. These may include a personal host and/or commentary. For example, a boat cruise, guided walk, bus tour, air tour, agri-tourism, food and wine tour, sport tour, outdoor and adventure tour
- entry fees to attractions: which means places/areas of interest that offer a distinct visitor experience to the leisure tourist such as museums, water parks, local attractions, theme parks etc.
- ensure Eligible Expenses relate to a trip undertaken during an Eligible Travel Period.
The vouchers won’t cover:
- alcohol (except if alcohol is included in a wine, brewery or distillery tasting type tour; excludes any alcohol purchased and consumed outside of the experience)
- food and drinks, except when packaged with an Eligible Expense such as a winery tour
- personal items such as clothing and accessories
- transport costs (rental vehicles, train and bus tickets).
Vouchers will be issued on a first come first served basis.