Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has today announced a $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package, which will help resuscitate sectors hit hard by the pandemic.

It includes a $28 million initiative to get people travelling to regional Victoria, through which the government will give away up to 120,000 $200 travel vouchers.

Victorians will be able to apply for the vouchers as long as they spend at least $400 on accommodation, attractions or tours in regional Victoria. It’s part of a plan to help support the regional restaurants, pubs, hotels, wineries and small businesses struggling because of the pandemic.

“Whether it’s a daytrip with the family or a tour along our stunning coast, we’re helping more people get out and enjoy the best Victoria has to offer,” Andrews said in a statement.

“This funding will help tourism businesses bounce back from the challenges of this year – welcoming more visitors and employing more Victorians.”

The scheme is slated to be up and running in December.

More information here.