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

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
    • Gaming
    • 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)
    • Fuel
    • 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
    • Groceries
    • Personal items such as clothing and accessories
    • Transport costs (rental vehicles, bus or ferry tickets, ride sharing)
    • Foreshore camping

Looking for ideas to help plan your visit?

Check out a great range of local experiences on the Visit Mornington Peninsula website.