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Register your business for the Dine & Discover NSW program

City of Sydney
01 Mar 2021, 10:21 GMT+10

The Dine & Discover NSW voucher program encourages the community to get out and about to support local dining, arts and tourism businesses.

From March, NSW residents aged 18 and over are eligible to receive 4 $25 vouchers, total value $100.

2 vouchers can be used for dining out at restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs. The other 2 vouchers can be used for entertainment and recreation, including at cultural institutions and live music and arts venues.

To be able to receive the vouchers, NSW businesses and venues must sign up to participate in the program and be registered as COVID Safe.

Register your business to participate

Eligible businesses across NSW are encouraged to sign up now, if they haven't already.

To register, you must:

  • have an active ABN and be registered for GST
  • operate in NSW
  • be registered as COVID Safe and have a COVID-19 safety plan in place

Your business must also be a:

  • cafe or restaurant
  • pub, tavern, winery, bar or club
  • scenic or sightseeing transport business
  • cinema
  • museum, gallery or historic site
  • zoo, botanic garden, wildlife park or nature reserve
  • performing arts operator, theatre or entertainment centre
  • amusement, theme or water park.

Businesses that provide activities such as go-karting, indoor climbing, mini-golf, billiards, bowling or ice skating are also eligible.

How it works

You'll need a phone or tablet to scan and accept vouchers using the Service NSW for Business app. Service NSW will provide app details to businesses accepted into the scheme.

Service NSW will process the voucher on its Business app. Payments will be received by businesses within 5 days of the voucher being used.

Dine & Discover kicked off with a small pilot in The Rocks and Broken Hill in February 2021. It was tested in Sydney's inner-city, Northern Beaches and Bega Valley from late February.

From March 2021, it's operating in Sydney and the rest of the state.

For more information about Dine & Discover NSW, call Service NSW on 13 7788 or book a free call with the Business Concierge. You can also find out more on the Dine & Discover NSW page.

Promote your business

Holding a special event, performance or exhibition where people can use the voucher? Make sure it's listed on What's On, the City of Sydney's official event guide.

First, make sure you're listing meets our event guidelines.

Then when you're creating your event listing, mention you're a Dine & Discover NSW business in your event description.

Use the tag 'Dine & Discover NSW' when lodging your event. This will automatically pull it through to a curated stream of eligible events.

The NSW Government has also created free posters, logos for registered businesses. Make sure you make yours visible!

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