Victoria's free travel voucher scheme dates announced
There will be 120,000 travel vouchers up for grabs, with 40,000 vouchers available across three separate batches.
Victorians can register to snap up a $200 voucher from 10am tomorrow on the Business Victoria website, however the coupons will be allocated on a "first come, first serve basis".
Tourism Minister Martin Pakula said the travel voucher scheme was about providing a "real incentive" for Victorians families to visit regional Victoria.
"It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy an extra nights' accommodation on a weekend getaway or to experience one of our many tours and attractions," Mr Pakula said.
"A bit more money in people's pockets means they can see more and do more in regional Victoria – helping local businesses and the people and communities they support to bounce back."
The vouchers will be applicable for use in all of regional Victoria, plus the Yarra Ranges and the Mornington Peninsula, from December 12 until May next year.
In order to be eligible, Victorians must spend $400 or more on accommodation, tourism attractions or tours, and book at least two nights of paid accommodation in the specified periods.
The $28 million scheme is open to Victorian residents aged 18 or over and vouchers are restricted to one per household.
If people are successful, they will receive an acknowledgement of registration within 24 hours.
Successful Victorians will be able to redeem the voucher after their holiday, the coupons acting more so as a 'reimbursement' once receipts are provided.
People who have already booked holidays are also eligible to apply, however their travel must be within the scheme dates.
The first round of vouchers, available from tomorrow, will cover travel periods from December 12 until January 22.
The second round, available on January 20, will cover travel between January 27 and April 1.
The third round, available on March 30, will apply to travel between April 6 and May 31.
Any vouchers not used in the first two rounds will be added to the third round.