Update: the travel voucher allocation has now been exhausted. But you can still claim 25% back on eligible entertainment experiences.

If you were looking for a sign to staycay, this is it: The Victorian Government is releasing another $200 travel voucher scheme for Melbourne. The vouchers are valid when you spend $400 on accommodation, tours, experiences and attractions, and book in for at least two nights of paid accommodation. You can nab one from 2pm on Wednesday 23 March, and it's eligible for use from 8 April to 27 May.

A woman walking past a luxury hotel with a gold mirrored art wall.

The best hotels for your Melbourne staycation

Step one for getting that sweet $200 hit is booking a cute place to stay. Rooftop glamping in a vintage Airstream is the go at Notel. There's also the unmissable W Hotel, recently launched inside a 1.24 billion dollar building. Check in and explore the guest only top floor pool, a secret neon-lit basement bar and endless luxurious suites. The mini bar is also loaded with locally made treats, drinks and more.

More staycation guides

The best dog-friendly staycations in Melbourne

From hotels to fine dining, Melbourne's just better when you can bring your dog.

The best new hotels in Melbourne

You don't need to be from out-of-town to enjoy these luxury city escapes this Christmas.

NOTEL Melbourne

Stay in a vintage Airstream caravan on a rooftop in the heart of the city.

Three people standing on a street corner as a tram passes by

The ultimate guide to walking tours in Melbourne

Need some help getting around? Guided tours and experiences are covered on the voucher scheme. Explore our iconic laneways with Hidden Secrets, one of Melbourne's original walking tours going beyond the main streets. Then uncover secret street art with the Blender crew, eat your way through the Vic Market and find Melbourne's most hidden bars.

More Melbourne tour ideas

Chocoholic Tours

This chocolate walking tour visits some of the city's best chocolatiers with exclusive experiences.

Until

Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

Take a spine-chilling journey back in time and explore the rich paranormal realm of Old Melbourne.

Melbourne River Cruises

Sit back and relax as your captain details the history of Melbourne on a river cruise.

Kayak Melbourne

Guided paddling tours through Melbourne along the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour.

People walking past, and into, the NGV.

Iconic Melbourne attractions

Wandering through Melbourne Museum's towering dinosaur displays, meerkat spotting at the Zoo, and gazing at modern masterpieces inside the NGV. They're just some of the classic Melbourne experiences covered by the scheme. Or discover something new at ArtVo, SEA Life Aquarium and the Immigration Museum.

More must-visit Melbourne attractions

Melbourne Skydeck

The highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere and a popular Melbourne attraction.

Old Melbourne Gaol

Visit Melbourne’s oldest prison, where most of Australia’s infamous characters spent time.

Hellenic Museum

Discover Greek art, history and culture, both ancient and contemporary.

Museum of Chinese Australian History

Museum preserving and displaying the history of Chinese immigration.

Looking for more?

Your hotel is booked, tours are locked in and your calendar is stacked with iconic experiences. Now it's time to see what else Melbourne can offer on a city staycay. Read on below, and stay tuned to save with entertainment vouchers coming soon.

The best events on in Melbourne

Until

THE LUME Melbourne

Enter the world of Monet and Friends – an epic adventure into French Impressionism.

MPavilion

Australia’s leading architecture and design event returns to Melbourne.

The ultimate theatre guide to Melbourne

What's on in Melbourne's theatres, clubs, cabaret bars and comedy spots.

The best places to eat and drink in Melbourne

The best new restaurants in Melbourne

Find Melbourne's best new spots for festive dining, Christmas parties and more.

The best new bars in Melbourne

Silly season is coming. Find the best new spots for nitro cocktails, natural wines and cheeseboards.

Melbourne's best rooftop bars

Schedule in a festive season rooftop sesh at QT rooftop, Good Heavens, Transit and more.

Melbourne's most iconic restaurants

Book in an unforgettable night out at some of Melbourne's best restaurants this Christmas.

The best Melbourne shopping ideas

Melbourne's most instagrammable shops

Our guide to the best looking shops in Melbourne, guaranteed to light up your Instagram feed.

Melbourne's most iconic shops

These iconic Melbourne shops are home to some of the city's most colourful retail characters

The best hidden shops and pop-ups in Melbourne

Find secret stores, fashion pop-ups and more.

Melbourne shops supporting local female designers

Shop with feminist makers, non-binary designers and more amazing creators.

All information correct at time of writing. Refer to full terms and conditions on the Victorian Government website.

Last updated on Mon 11 Apr 2022

Christmas events

From pretty projections to pop-up street parties, celebrate with a season of festive events.

Christmas gift finder

Find the perfect pressie for your special people with gift ideas for all budgets and interests.

Christmas guides

Discover the best shopping spots, Christmas catch-up ideas and tips for the festive season.

Discover more

Experiences that make you a true Melburnian

Plenty of Melbourne’s attractions are well known. Here's our guide to getting off the beaten track.

The District Docklands

Open-air shopping precinct with attractions, entertainment, dining and fresh food.

Hidden gems to visit in Docklands

From secret wine bars to amazing art galleries, Docklands offers more than meets the eye.

Virtual Room Melbourne

An award-winning team virtual reality experience located right in the heart of Melbourne.