Another round of travel vouchers is being given away by the Victorian government, as part of a plan to help support struggling restaurants, pubs, hotels, wineries and small businesses. But unlike the previous vouchers for use in regional Victoria, these are for the big smoke.

It will release 40,000 travel vouchers on Friday March 12 for use within metropolitan Melbourne, including the CBD and a total of 26 local government areas. It’s part of a $143 million government recovery package aimed at helping businesses affected by the pandemic and the impact it’s had on businesses and the local tourism industry.

Victorians will be able to apply for the vouchers as long as they spend at least $400 on accommodation, attractions or tours in metro Melbourne. Unlike the regional coupons, only one round of vouchers will be released.

Victorian residents over the age of 18 are eligible to apply, but each household is limited to one voucher. To redeem it, you must spend a minimum of two nights in paid accommodation, and prove you have spent $400 on that accommodation and paid tours and experiences.

[Registration opens on Friday March 12 at 10am for use between March 19 and May 16. Register here.