Mornington Peninsula residents can receive a reimbursement of $100 per household for visiting eligible tourism attractions, experiences and accommodation on the Peninsula during the off-peak season.
Helping support our local businesses
Every dollar spent locally helps our local economy by supporting local jobs and businesses.
Tourism has been one of our hardest-hit sectors during COVID-19. This program provides tourism businesses with an economic boost during the off-peak and shoulder seasons.
- Limit of one application per household.
- Open to Mornington Peninsula residents over the age of 18 years with proof of residency such as drivers licence, rates notice or utility bill.
- Registrations are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Preference will be given to those who did not participate in Round One.
- Successful participants will need to ensure there is a minimum of $150 spent on eligible purchases undertaken during the specified travel period (26 April - 31 May 2022). The spend may be across multiple eligible attractions, tours, experiences and/or accommodation.
- Successful participants will need to supply receipts/tax invoices during the specified claim period as evidence (1 June – 10 June 2022). Receipts/tax invoices must include business name and ABN and amount spent.
- Minimum of 1 night stay for paid accommodation. Please note, foreshore camping is not an eligible expense.
- Bookings will be required for many places, and we encourage you to book directly with the operator in order to maximise the impact of your spend.
- Be wary that member discounts may reduce your total spend. Your total spend or final amount paid must be $150 or more.
Reimbursements are applicable for spend at eligible tourism businesses only, located in the Mornington Peninsula local government area:
- Paid tours and experiences – tour operators that offer regularly organised tours with a leisure-tourism focus, organised by experienced guides e.g. fishing charter, dolphin swim, snorkel tour, kayak tour, guided walk, bus tour, food and wine tour, experiences like cooking workshops and masterclasses.
- Entry fees to attractions – places of interest that offer a distinct visitor experience to the leisure tourist. For example, outdoor adventure parks, animal parks, museums, mazes, drive in theatre, hot springs.
- Eligible Paid accommodation – serviced apartments, bed and breakfasts, cabins or caravans in holiday parks, cottages, private holiday rentals, motels, hotels, resorts, retreats and lodges.
- Booked visits, experiences & stays must have taken place between the specified travel period 26 April to 31 May 2022.
Unsure if where you want to go or stay is eligible for a reimbursement? Contact the team at the Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre 5950 1579 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants who do not reside within the Mornington Peninsula Shire Local Government area
Mornington Peninsula Shire employees, Councillors and contractors
- The reimbursement program won’t cover:
- Gift vouchers
- Alcohol (except if alcohol is included in a wine, brewery or distillery tasting type tour; excludes any alcohol purchased and consumed outside of the experience)
- Dining at a restaurant or takeaway food and drinks, except where packaged with an eligible expense such as a winery tour or accommodation. Picnics are not eligible for reimbursement unless part of a package like accommodation + picnic lunch or a wine tour + picnic
- Personal items such as clothing and accessories
- Transport costs (rental vehicles, bus or ferry tickets, ride sharing)
- Foreshore camping