Dine and Discover: How to Make the Most of the Vouchers

By: Dulcie Randall, 30 April 2021

It has certainly been a challenging time for Australia, with the effects of COVID-19 still being keenly felt throughout the community. As the nation begins to optimistically move through the recovery phase of the global pandemic, the NSW government has launched a $500 million Dine and Discover initiative aimed at encouraging people to get out and about in an effort to stimulate businesses in the hospitality and entertainment sectors.

The Dine and Discover Voucher programme will allow all NSW residents over the age of 18 to apply for four $25 vouchers to use at a number of cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs and entertainment venues. Helping boost the economy whilst enjoying a day out? You don’t have to ask twice - sign us up!

How to Get the Dine and Discover Vouchers?

Dine and Discover vouchers
Get the family out and active again by making the most of your Dine & Discover Vouchers.


By now we’re probably all intimately acquainted with the Service NSW app, so applying for the vouchers should be a relatively pain-free exercise. Head to the Service NSW app homepage and follow the prompts after clicking on the Dine and Discover icon (if you can’t see this make sure you’ve got the most up-to-date version of the app). You’ll need to provide two forms of proof of identity - typically this will be your driver's licence or passport, and a Medicare card. Once you’ve completed the proof of identity section make sure your contact details are all up to date and submit the application. You’ll receive an email notifying you of the submission.

How do the Dine and Discover Vouchers Work?

Once approved, you’ll find the four Dine and Discover Vouchers located in your Service NSW app and a copy will be sent to your email. Now the fun begins! Before you go crazy waving your vouchers at everyone, as always, there are a few rules we must adhere to.

The 2 x $25 Dine NSW vouchers are to be used at dining venues including restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, wineries and bars. The 2 x $25 Discover NSW vouchers are to be used at entertainment venues including cinemas, art galleries, music venues and cultural institutions. You’ll be able to use the vouchers 7 days a week (including public holidays) at any participating businesses until June 30, 2021.

When it’s time to pay for your meal or tickets, simply take out your Service NSW app, click on the voucher section and pass your phone to the patron to scan. Alternatively, you can use the vouchers sent to your email. You’ll only be able to use one of your vouchers at a time at the dining or entertainment venue, so unfortunately there’ll be no free Lobster Mornay charged to the NSW government this time around, folks. If your total bill is over $25 you’ll have to foot the rest with your own funds and alternatively if your bill totals less than the $25 voucher there’s no cashback - so spend wisely!

Venues Accepting Dine and Discover Vouchers

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Discover incredible dining at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.


With your Dine and Discover Vouchers burning a hole in your pocket, now comes the task of deciding where to cash in these precious tokens! The good news is there are plenty of participating businesses keen to welcome you to their tables and through their doors. For ease, we’ve decided to shortlist some great hospitality and entertainment venues for you to consider. Now, go forth and Dine and Discover!

Dine Vouchers Sydney

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Bondi Trattoria

Din Tai Fung

The Bavarian

The Dolphin

Three Blue Ducks

The Boathouse

North Bondi Fish

Rashays

Pancakes on the Rocks

Discover Vouchers Sydney

BridgeClimb Sydney

Ice Zoo

Event Cinemas

Sydney Opera House

Art Gallery NSW

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Manly Kayak Centre

Belvoir St Theatre

Beyond Ballooning Hunter Valley

Blue Mountains Picnics

Comedy Store 

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Don't like what you see on the list? Head to the Service NSW website to see more businesses accepting Dine and Discover Vouchers.

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