Stop paying for those expensive nights out like a fool and let the NSW Government do it instead with their new Dine & Discover initiative. 

The NSW Government has launched Dine & Discover NSW to encourage communities in the state to get out and about in support of the dining, arts and tourism businesses. All, of course, have been suffering since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

The initiative is open to all NSW residents aged 18 and over. An individual can apply for 4 x $25 vouchers, totalling $100 all in.

The Dine portion includes 2 x $25 vouchers to be used at restaurants, cafés, bars, wineries, pubs or clubs.

The Discover portion includes 2 x $25 vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues.

These vouchers can be used 7 days a week, thankfully including public holidays. You better be quick though – the vouchers are only valid until June 30th 2021 (you can apply for the vouchers at any time up until this date).

As enticing as it might be, don’t just turn up at your favourite bar, manically waving one of your vouchers in the staff’s faces. Check first where they can be used at participating NSW businesses that are registered as COVID-safe.

And if you’re an NSW business owner, you’re eligible to register for the Dine & Discover NSW initiative and then accept vouchers.

The NSW Government’s official website has a handy search tool to help you find a suitable business to use your voucher at and help out. Search by area or postcode (why not try Potts Point in Sydney, an area we conveniently already have an in-depth newsletter covering?). Everything from Hungry Jack’s to the actual Sydney Opera House is already on there.

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