27 September 2023

Cash rewards offered for nights on the town

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Victorians are to be rewarded for enjoying nights out with the rollout of the State’s Dining and Entertainment Program getting under way.

Behind the Program, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) announced that people could now claim 25 per cent back on dining and entertainment purchases.

“Dining rebates are available to anyone spending $40 or more dining out from Monday to Thursday,” DJPR said.

“They apply to anywhere in Victoria, except the City of Melbourne municipality where Midweek Melbourne Money, delivered in partnership with the City of Melbourne, applies,” it said.

“People can claim for entertainment when they spend $40 or more on tickets for the cinema, theatre productions, live music, exhibitions and other experiences and attractions across the State, any day of the week.”

The Department said the Program was available to anyone with a valid Australian bank account, including Victorians, interstate travellers and international students.

It said each person could claim up to $125 in combined rebates for dining and entertainment.

Creative Victoria welcomed the scheme saying the rebate Program encouraged people to get out and enjoy a wide range of entertainment experiences, from catching a movie or music gig, to a night at the theatre, a family visit to a museum, and much more.

It said eligible Entertainment Program experiences included theatre, live music and performing arts; cinema; museums and galleries; conferences, exhibitions and other events.

Further information on the Dining and Entertainment Program rebates, including how to claim, can be accessed at this PS News link.

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