As we write this, Victoria has just racked up its 41st straight day of no new COVID-19 cases. What’s more, there are zero active cases overall in the state as well. How bloody good is that!
And while we’re moving towards normality, it’s important to remember not just the businesses that have suffered tremendously in Melbourne and its surrounds, but also how hard-hit our beautiful regional areas have been. While it seems to have done the job it was supposed to do, the ‘ring of steel’ separating Melbournians from the rest of the state - coupled with state border closures - has been absolutely devastating to regional Victorian towns that depend on tourism bucks to survive.
Which is why the State Government is offering a heap of $200 vouchers to be spent in regional towns to entice travel to these places that sorely need an economic injection. Here’s what we know about it so far.
Am I eligible?
Provided you spend at least $400 on accommodation, tours and/or attractions somewhere in regional Victoria you’re eligible.
How many will there be made available?
There will be up to 120,000 of these travel vouchers available.
When is it happening?
The application website was made live today but unfortunately due to the large amount of interest, the website crashed. Stay tuned for regular updates as there is talk that the vouchers will be made available in January also.
Are there any caveats/conditions I need to be aware of?
We’re still waiting to hear about (admittedly, very important) details like how far out of Melbourne you’ll need to go to be eligible, or even how they’re planning on distributing them. But we reckon once it’s pushed through we’ll all know this sort of stuff pretty shortly afterwards. Again, check the news for updates.
Need some destination inspiration?
Unsure where you actually want to visit and need a bit of inspo? We’ve got you covered.
Want to just hop in the car and take off without having anything in tow? Check out this Go exploring: Best holiday destinations in VIC article to help your destination decision.
Prefer to find a nice spot to launch your boat and head out on the water? Our Go exploring: VIC via boat article includes some of the most amazing boating spots in the state.
If you’re interested in towing a van, camper or driving an RV on your holiday, have a read of our Go exploring: VIC via caravan article.
Head off on your regional VIC adventure in a new car
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Check out how surprisingly low your monthly repayments could be with our online car finance quote tool and apply today in less than 5 minutes. It really is that simple! And because we take care of boat and caravan/RV/camper trailer finance as well, we’re your one-stop destination for sorting out the best finance deals available for anything you need to have the most incredible adventure ever.
Plus, our partners at carconnect can help you find the lowest possible price out there for the exact make and model you’re after and will even have it delivered directly to you at your home or workplace.
If you have any questions or you’d like some more information about what we can do for you, give the friendly team here at Stratton Finance a call today on 1300 787 288 or use our handy enquiry form to send us a message and you’ll hear back from us shortly.
Disclaimer: Nothing in this article should be assumed as personal advice. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a professional financial adviser.