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#1 Wed, 20/10/2021 - 13:05

NSW Government - $50 Stay and Rediscover Accommodation Vouchers

Just spotted this in the news feed!

New South Wales residents, it's holiday time. After almost two years largely spent staring at your own four walls, you probably don't need much motivation to head absolutely anywhere else, but the State Government is giving you some anyway. In an effort to encourage everyone to take a vacation across NSW — including a staycation in the city, Sydneysiders — it's handing out $50 vouchers for accommodation.

Every adult in the state will receive a voucher, which'll fall under the NSW Government's Stay & Rediscover scheme — to the tune of $250 million all up. You'll need to apply, however, and the initiative won't open until March 2022. But, you'll be able to redeem your voucher at accommodation premises throughout the state.

Details are still fairly scarce for now otherwise, although the government has revealed that you'll only be able to use the vouchers at registered accommodation providers. Businesses with a physical location in the City of Sydney Local Government Area can sign up now, ahead of a pilot run in the area. Businesses elsewhere across the state will then be able to register from late January 2022.

Also, you'll need to be over 18 to get a voucher, and you'll only be able to redeem it for room bookings — not other products and services at hotels. That said, you can combine your own vouchers with your partner's or friends', to get more cash off your reservation. And, access-wise, you'll have multiple options — including via the Service NSW app, printed vouchers, PDFs and text messages.







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