Northern Beaches residents are being urged to use remaining Dine & Discover vouchers before they expire.

Member for Manly James Griffin is urging Northern Beaches residents to take advantage of their Dine & Discover vouchers before 30 June.

The vouchers were launched at Avalon Beach in February 2021 by the NSW Government as a measure to stimulate the economy in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns. The expiry date of the vouchers was extended amid renewed lockdowns in 2021 but the 30 June 2022 deadline is not being further extended, meaning it is ‘use it or lose it’ for those with unused vouchers remaining.

Member for Manly and NSW Minister for Environment and Heritage James Griffin said the program has been a game changer for local businesses and families.

James Griffin

James Griffin

“The vouchers have been an overwhelming success, by getting more customers through doors of businesses and boosting household budgets. The program has served its intended purpose by supporting our local hospitality and discovery businesses, both of which were hit hard by the pandemic.

“Across the State, $485m has been invested across 16,600 businesses, but there is still $330m still to be redeemed. My message to the community is simple – don’t miss out. Check to see if you have any vouchers remaining and spend them now.

“Whether you’re going to a restaurant with friends, checking out a new movie or taking the kids to a museum, there is money to be saved,” said Minister Griffin.

Around 5.4m NSW residents have registered for the program, each receiving three $25 Dine and three $25 Discover vouchers.

For any NSW resident aged 18 and over, it is not too late to apply for the six vouchers, worth $150 in total.

After 30 June, Dine & Discover vouchers will move to the expired tab of the vouchers section in the Service NSW app but Discover NSW registered businesses can still accept Parents NSW Vouchers until 09 October 2022. More information is available at the Service NSW website.

Businesses with questions about the end of the program are encouraged to speak with their dedicated business concierge, call 13 77 88 or visit the Service NSW website.

People with Discover vouchers who do not have an opportunity to use them by 30 June, may ‘pay it forward’ to an innovative act of kindness program being run by the Symbio Wildlife Park, south of Sydney. Vouchers can be spent now with the wildlife park, in return for one of five children’s charities receiving credit for two passes valued at $78 for children and families in need to visit the park.

Image: James Griffin MP

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