About one million families can now enjoy $250 worth of vouchers, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Parents NSW program.
Eligible families will receive five $50 vouchers which can be redeemed at Discover NSW and Stay NSW registered businesses.
The program is a big win for households and will help ease the cost of living for busy parents.
The government says the aim is to thank parents for their home schooling efforts last year while helping make ends meet and supporting local businesses.
The program will also put downward pressure on the cost of living by helping families get out and enjoy the best NSW has to offer while leaving them with more money in their back-pocket to spend on the everyday essentials.
The Stay NSW voucher program will also provide every adult aged 18 and older with a $50 voucher to spend at registered accommodation providers.
The scheme will be progressively rolled out from February 21, with both programs to be implemented using the existing Dine & Discover NSW infrastructure.
The vouchers form part of the NSW Government’s $2.8 billion COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategy announced in October and come on the back of the recently announced $1 billion-plus COVID business support package.
Households will be able to apply for both programs via Service NSW – either the app, the website, or by calling 13 77 88 for assistance.
Bookings made through third party providers such as online booking platforms and travel agents are not included in the program.
Participating businesses will be able to redeem vouchers seven days a week, including public holidays. Customers will be able to search for participating accommodation providers on the easy-to-use hotel finder.
For more information, visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/parents-nsw-vouchers