Dine & Discover: NSW Families Could Get Free Restaurant Vouchers

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As we continue to claw our way back from the knock-on effects of the first COVID-led lockdown and try to prop up some of the worst-affected industries, BOOM - we're hit with a second lockdown over Christmas 2020. As Sydney's and, in particular, the Northern Beaches' cafes and restaurants are still dealing with the aftermath of lockdown, news that the NSW Government are offering free meal vouchers for Sydney families is music to everyone's ears.

A $500-Million-Dollar Proposal

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet believes the sooner NSW can rollout the Dine & Discover vouchers the better it will be for the local economy.

The restaurant voucher program that will see every NSW adult receive four $25 vouchers to spend on dining and entertainment in NSW cafes, restaurants and pubs, would give the state’s hospitality sector a much-needed boost while giving families a lift with the opportunity to dine out for nix. A win-win! 

The ambitious proposal has set the government back around $500 million in a bid to offset the impact of the pandemic-induced economic recession on a hospitality sector that faced a devastating demise early on in the saga, and again just several months later.

Dine & Discover NSW

Dine & Discover Vouchers NSW
The Dine & Discover vouches are currently being rolled out in NSW.

The Dine & Discover scheme has been created to encourage NSW families to discover their city again after the crazy year that was 2020. Along with breaking out of lockdown life, the Dine & Discover scheme will give a much-needed boost to the NSW economy. 

How Does the Dine & Discover Scheme Work?

According to the Service NSW website:

NSW residents aged 18 and over can apply for 4 x $25 vouchers, worth $100 in total.

  • 2 x $25 Dine NSW Vouchers to be used for dining at restaurants, cafés, bars, wineries, pubs or clubs. These can be used from Monday to Thursday. 
  • 2 x $25 Discover NSW Vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation. These can be used 7 days a week.

The Dine & Discover vouchers can be used at participating businesses that are registered as COVID-safe and are valid until 30 June 2021. 

Dine & Discover at the Movies

Dine & Discover event cinemas
Don't forget the Dine & Discover scheme is also for entertainment vouchers.

The NSW vouchers are for more than just dining! The Discover part of the scheme is for families to rediscover the best entertainment Sydney has to offer, starting with the movies. Event Cinemas are offering Sydney families Dine & Discover movie offers: 

  • $25 Movie Package – one Original movie ticket, a medium popcorn and soft drink combo and a Choc Top (normal RRP $45.20)
  • $25 Movie Deal – two Original movie tickets (normal RRP $48)
  • $25 Gold Class Ticket – one Gold Class ticket (normal RRP $39.50. Not valid after 5 pm Friday or Saturday).

Event Cinema’s Dine and Discover offers are available until 30 June 2021. For more information and to book your movie tickets, visit Event Cinemas

Happy dining and discovering!

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