After announcing just last month that NSW families would receive $500 back-to-school vouchers, the NSW government is offering a new voucher incentive, similar to the Dine & Discover scheme. If you’re an NSW resident, you can apply for a $50 voucher and use it for your next intrastate travel. The travel vouchers are part of a $250 million travel and tourism recovery package dubbed the ‘Stay NSW program.’
Stay NSW voucher program
The $50 vouchers are available to use seven days a week including public holidays and are valid until October 9, 2022, at select participating businesses.
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello provided a glimpse of what the vouchers would look like on Twitter.
1️⃣ Are you 18 years or above?
2️⃣ Do you live in NSW?
When you log in online or open your ServiceNSW app this morning – you may be eligible to claim a $50 Stay NSW voucher – to help support accommodation providers in NSW impacted by COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/WyS50HTZE0
— Victor Dominello MP (@VictorDominello) February 20, 2022
He also said that the vouchers would encourage people to travel within NSW and provide a much-needed boost to the tourism industry.
“This is a win-win for NSW – the vouchers will give hard-hit businesses much needed stimulus, while also encouraging residents to explore our great state,” he said.
“The Stay NSW program has been expanded and fast-tracked, so people can enjoy a staycation sooner.
You can also put your vouchers together to pay for high accomodation cost, with no redemption limit.
Who is eligible to receive the Stay NSW voucher?
To be eligible, you need to be an NSW resident and over 18 years of age.
Residents will be able to apply for the vouchers via the Service NSW app and website similar to the Dine and Discover vouchers.
The vouchers have been available since February 21 and will be rolled out in stages, with everyone given access to the vouchers on March 3.
Find all the participating businesses here.