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Senior travel vouchers

The State Government today announced a further of 150,000 travel vouchers, with the scheme returning as part of a $200 million business stimulus package to support local businesses and jobs.

Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Mary-Anne Thomas confirmed an initial 10,000 vouchers will be available exclusively to seniors from tomorrow. A further 140,000 vouchers will open to everyone else on Wednesday 23 March.

The Seniors Travel Voucher Scheme will provide a $200 reimbursement to eligible seniors who spend $400 or more on paid accommodation, tours and experiences.

Registrations will open at 11:00am tomorrow, with successful recipients chosen by random ballot. To be eligible, residents must hold a valid Victorian Seniors Card or Seniors Business Discount Card.

The Victorian Travel Voucher Scheme will open eight days later on Wednesday 23 March.

The 140,000 vouchers will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and will close once the allocation has been exhausted.

Successful applicants must spend a minimum of $400 and stay for at least two-nights in paid accommodation such as hotels and motels, serviced apartments, caravan parks, camping sites, farm stays and private holiday rentals.

Vouchers will be valid for travel between 8 April and 27 May.

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