Everything you need to know about the NSW vouchers for dining and entertainment

In an effort to boost the economy the New South Wales government will give away $100 vouchers for adults to spend on dining and entertainment.

The new stimulus, called Out & About, will allow anyone over the age of 18 to claim four vouchers worth $25 each.

Residents can claim their voucher through the Service NSW app from early 2021. This will follow a trial scheme in the Sydney CBD in December.

The treasurer will announce the $500 million scheme as he delivers the NSW budget on Tuesday.

“The dining and entertainment industries were among the hardest hit by the pandemic and I would encourage people to utilise this scheme once it is up and running and to make sure they spend a bit extra on the way through, too,” Treasurer Dominic Perrottet told The ABC.

 The Charleston restaurant and cocktail bar.

Where can you use the NSW vouchers?

NSW residents can use two of the $25 vouchers at hospitality venues. Two more $25 vouchers can be used at entertainment venues such as theme parks and movie theatres.

You cannot use the vouchers on retail items, alcohol, gambling or cigarettes.

Hospitality venues include bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants or any other food services. Whereas entertainment venues are those like cinemas, galleries, theatres or amusement parks.

However, there is a catch. You can only use the vouchers once and you can not combine vouchers to obtain a bigger discount.

If you use the voucher on something less than $25, the remaining balance will expire and cannot be used.

The government may also restrict vouchers to just weekdays, or even between Mondays and Thursdays.

Need inspiration? Consider using your voucher at this waterside restaurant in Rose Bay or this Instagram-worthy cocktail bar in Glebe. Or check out some of our latest restaurant reviews.

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