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'Holiday Here' is our new motto when it comes to travel and our governments are providing great incentives for us to get out and about - helping to boost our tourism & hospitality industries. There are so many great reasons to travel within Australia right now. We've put together a state-by-state breakdown of all the deals and incentives available, so read on to find your Aussie getaway inspiration!
YHA advises checking current government COVID restrictions before making holiday plans - available here and complying with State and Territory registration processes to assist in contact tracing in the event of a Covid outbreak.
ChooseCBR (extended to 24 December 2021) allows ACT residents & visitors to get their hands on digital discount vouchers that can be redeemed at participating businesses. Simply sign-up and for more information see the FAQ page here.
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The Regional Travel Voucher Scheme covers accommodation, sightseeing entry fees and tours in regional Victoria (reimbursement of $200 if at least $400 is spent) and is available to Victorian households. Check out everything you need to know here.
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The Dine & Discover NSW program will offer a pack of 4 vouchers to NSW residents (over 18) to use for hospitality and cultural experiences and is available via the MyServiceNSW app. But don't hesitate - vouchers expire 30 June 2021! Read about Dine & Discover NSW here. Accommodation is likely to be included soon, but in the mean time use them for experiences.
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Experience: Pittwater Eco YHA $50 towards Tours or Equipment Hire
Available to NT residents (over 18), the Territory Tourism Voucher scheme can be used for accommodation and activities & experiences. Round 3 registrations have closed but we highly recommend that you click here for more information and join the wait-list in order to be notified first of any new releases.
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SA continues to offer their Great State Voucher to residents over 18 in South Australia, and a limited number available for residents of all other Australian states and territories. The fourth round ballot opens 9am Friday 28th May;
Full details available here.
How to book with your voucher details available here.
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Also available are Whitsunday Holiday Dollars. The first allocation is exhausted but you can register your interest for further opportunity to get your hands on them here.
Both are for Queensland residents only.
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While there are no active schemes available for these states, that doesn't mean you can't travel around, restrictions permitting, and support the community. Keep an eye on buysomethingtasmanian.com.au and the news for announcements.