Free meals, entertainment: Bega Valley Dine & Discover pilot begins

Free meals, entertainment: Bega Valley Dine & Discover pilot begins

How does $100 worth of vouchers to spend on hospitality and entertainment sound?

The Bega Valley is one of three local government areas included in the second phase of the Dine & Discover NSW program, which began Monday, February 22. The other two are Sydney CBD and Northern Beaches.

The program aims to support dining and entertainment businesses in NSW, and Service NSW is inviting Bega Valley residents to be among the first to use the vouchers.

Every resident aged 18 and over will receive:

  • Two $25 vouchers for eating at restaurants, cafes, bars, wineries, pubs and clubs from Monday to Thursday, excluding public holidays (vouchers can't be used to buy alcohol).
  • Two $25 vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including live music, sports and arts venues, any day of the week, excluding public holidays.

The vouchers can only be used at eligible businesses that have implemented a COVID Safety Plan and are registered as COVID Safe.

Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the stimulus will bring much needed relief to businesses hit hard by COVID-19 and last year's bushfires.

"These communities have been brought to their knees due to the pandemic and bushfires, and the vouchers will deliver a boost for businesses and encourage customers to get out and about safely," Mr Dominello said.

"It's not too late for eligible businesses to register. It can be done online and could bring more customers through the door. Customers should also download the Service NSW app now and reap the rewards."

To get the pilot program off to a flying start in the Bega Valley, Service NSW is encouraging residents to use one of their vouchers within the next week.

All Dine & Discover NSW vouchers are valid until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

How to apply:

  1. Click on Apply now to check your eligibility and that you have what you need
  2. Log in to your MyServiceNSW Account
  3. From there, you'll be prompted to verify your details and accept the Dine & Discover NSW terms and conditions
  4. Click on Continue application to complete the process.

Your vouchers will appear in your Service NSW app within an hour of completing your application. You'll also receive an email with a printable version of your vouchers.

You can find participating businesses in Bega Valley within the Service NSW app or go to the Dine & Discover NSW business finder. Visit Dine & Discover NSW for more information.

The statewide rollout of the program will begin next month.

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