The state government of Victoria will offer the Victorians 120,000 vouchers worth $ 200 each, in an attempt to stimulate tourism and the regional economy.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced the vouchers on Wednesday as part of a $ 465 million tourism package ahead of next week’s state budget.
At a cost of $ 28 million, Victorians will qualify for a voucher if they spend at least $ 400 on accommodation, attractions or tours in the regional Victoria region.
In an announcement in the Victoria region, Andrews said Tuesday’s budget would also provide more than $ 149 million to build new accommodation for visitors, improve major tourist trails and promote regional tourism.
“Whether it’s a family day trip or a stroll along our stunning coastline, we’re helping more people get out and enjoy the best that Victoria has to offer,” said Andrews.
Victorians will receive $ 200 travel vouchers to explore their home state
He said the purpose of the Victoria Tourism Recovery Package was to encourage Victorians to explore their own state.
“There has never been a more important time to make an investment of this nature,” he said.
How to apply
Victorians will be able to apply for vouchers, provided they spend at least $ 400 on accommodation, attractions or tours in regional areas of the state.
They will not be applicable outside Victoria.
The scheme should start next month, before the Christmas holidays.
The package will also feature $ 149 million to build new accommodation for visitors, improve tourist trails and market food and wine.
In addition, there will be a $ 150 million regional tourism investment fund and a $ 58 million marketing incentive for Visit Victoria to promote the state nationally.
More than $ 47.5 million will also be spent on infrastructure for visitors along the Great Ocean Road.
There has been no new case of coronavirus in Victoria since the restriction measure was lifted.
Victoria is a state in southeastern Australia. It covers mountains, national parks, wineries and surfing beaches. Melbourne, the state capital, has a maze of 19th century “alleys” and a central arts district. The Great Ocean Road follows the west coast to Port Campbell National Park, where the Twelve Apostles are limestone mounds by the ocean.
Area: 227,444 km²
Population: 6.359 million (September 2017)
Premier: Daniel Andrews
Points of interest: Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles