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40,000 $200 Regional Travel Rebates on $400 Travel Spend Available to Victorians

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From Friday at 10am, the Victorian government is offering 40,000 Victorians $200 'vouchers' to travel within Victoria between December 12 and January 22 as a stimulus for the tourism industry.

You have to spend over $400 on one of the following categories to get the $200 back:
- accommodation
- tours
- local attractions

Exclusions are gaming, alcohol (except if alcohol is included in wine/brewery/distillery tasting type tour but excludes any alcohol purchased and consumed outside of the experience), fuel, food and drinks (except where packaged with an eligible expense such as a winery tour), groceries, personal items such as clothing and accessories, transport costs (rental vehicles, train and bus tickets).

It's really a reimbursement from the government though – travellers have to apply for the voucher, pay for the travel upfront and then receive a reimbursement from the government.

Still, $200 back on your trip is still $200 back!

Another 40,000 vouchers will be available on January 20, and may be redeemed for travel from January 27 to April 1, and the final batch of vouchers will be released on March 30 for use from April 6 to May 31.

Update: An extra 30,000 regional tourism vouchers will be made available to Victorians at 12PM today. Sold Out

Round 2: 40,000 vouchers will be released from 20 January 2021, 10.00am for travel between 27 January 2021 to 1 April 2021. Sold Out

Round 3: 30 March 2021, 10.00am, for travel between 6 April 2021 to 31 May 2021

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closed Comments

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    Can't even get to page 2 now!

    "Unable to Process Request. Concurrent requests limit exceeded."

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    Whoever can pass all 5 pages of forms must be used all his luck.

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    shows Site maintenance now

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    This is a whole different heart arrhythmia compared to eBay plus deals

  • +3 votes

    Error: Limit exceeded exception

    You don't know how low my expectations have become

  • +2 votes

    Did anyone make it past the final level/boss

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      But Our Princess is in Another Castle!

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    I've got as far as page 2 then it says to sign in/register. tried to save and then error. zzz

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    Click the apply button and greeted with a salesforce is borked error message now

  • +1 vote

    Watch Andrews put a positive spin on it saying how great it is there is so much demand in our great state! while glossing over the fact they are incapable of running a simple application process.

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    Screw the voucher, not going to sit here all day for $200.

  • +1 vote

    i'll send them my invoice for $200 ph time wasted

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      they will send you a link to upload that too!

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    visit trust.salesforce.com for current system status and availability - not in this lifetime you morons

  • +4 votes

    I’ve never worked so hard for $200

  •  

    i have already wasted an hour waiting for the bus… i bet soon as I start walking home the bus will come… no backing out now

  •  

    more than 1 hour after its "launch" time and haven't seen a single person get it

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    https://businessvic.secure.force.com/ = 101.53.161.73
    Now going to Salesforce in Singapore

  • +1 vote

    FOMO is strong with this deal.

  •  

    This has reminded me of my Uni days the night before exam results were released.

  •  

    gonna get RSI from all the constant click of refresh for the past hour

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      I googled it and lol

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    Would be funny if system came up and all the vouchers are gone. Already allocated :-) 2020 FTW!

  • +2 votes

    $28 million dollar scheme.

    • +2 votes

      I correct that for you they paid $28 for someone to setup salesforce

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      They just didn't spend any of that on the website.

  • +2 votes

    Got to the end of Page 4, then down for maintenance. This is beyond a joke now.

    • +2 votes

      haha, I've just filled in my address and license details then maintenance message…

      what a joke for a million-dollar initiative!

  • +1 vote

    they should just call it off, fix their issue first and then give a new date to apply. This is embarrassing.

  • +4 votes

    and you wonder why they could not trace anyone with COVID and did it all paper based
    none of the systems worked

    • +2 votes

      That's their own fault, they budget cut things that are useful like systems and maintenance (Case in point - train track maintenance which they had to reinstate due to the unreliability they caused) and giving hospitals the PPE they needed to stack in excessive numbers of public service and largesse at the top. Dan brought in international 'experts' and tried to 'do things differently' and not only did they cost a lot, they failed badly.

      https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/leadership/the-hig...

      NSW and other states had computer systems that worked. It's not that hard.

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        Spend all your money on consultants and marketing
        Hire no one to do real work

        I work in IT.. the amount of people who do nothing although paid well is amazing.
        Each cuts they look to see how many people who actually do work can go.

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        There budget is there, just that they used it elsewhere.

  • +1 vote

    Apply now button there but won't load : (

    Progress :)

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    Got to page 3 and died

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    Called up hotline and guy took my details and said I'll get one from this batch. I'm out.

    • +1 vote

      What makes you so sure without a written acknowledgment?

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        Can never be 100%. Just going by his word.

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          Sorry but no way. There's so much to fill in. I've been filling in, and then refreshing/resubmitting. I'm slowly getting to the last page.

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            @Ameowzon: I got one from the hotline too, so keep wasting your time online

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      How long did it take you to get through? I'm currently up to 21mins and still on hold. At least the music isn't as bad as some banking and telco companies

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        Update: so I got through and was advised they're not taking applications over the phone and it must be done online.

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      `# thanks ?

  •  

    After page 1:

    "Site Maintenance

    DJPR Grants Portal is currently down for maintenance. Please try again in 15 minutes.

    If this issue persists, please use the contact us form to submit the issue."

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    New error page -

    We are down for maintenance.

    Sorry for the inconvenience. We'll be back shortly.

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    This is more like clickbait.

  •  

    Do we need to register our account as well? It was asking me to sign on page 1 but then it died

  • +3 votes

    Why not just tax us $28M less?

    No muss, no fuss

    Typical government incompetence and wastage

    • +1 vote

      They want to get people to spend in regional vic.

  • +5 votes

    got through to Boss level 3 address and license
    then dead

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    3rd page is as far as I can get

  • +1 vote

    I can just imagine the team responsible for getting the site back up is on their 15 min smoko… Fcken govt jobs… No urgency…

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    i dont even know how the form looks. never got past page 1

  • +1 vote

    Imagine how hard it will be to get accommodation if this is how hard it is to get the voucher

  • +2 votes

    there be a meeting 100 managers all all talking about how the one worker is sick today.
    So no one can help

  • +2 votes

    "Concurrent requests limit exceeded"

    OzB DDoS

    This has made my Friday amazing

  • +5 votes

    Took 80 minutes but got it done finally and email confirmation received.

    Everytime you get an "Unable to Process", press F5 and Resubmit the form.

    This way, you don't have to start all over. Bit by bit, you will get there.

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      you must be the first person to get it :)

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      Yep, had to go though the same process but it works if you keep at it!

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      So still have 39999 spots. Better chance then ebay flash sales

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    people who get to page 3 or page 5 - is it because they have faster internet? genuinely curious cos im having trouble getting to the first page LOL

  • +6 votes

    SUCCESS

    https://ibb.co/7YHZjFH

    Don't quit the process - just hit F5 "repeatedly and then click "Confirm Form Resubmission" every time.

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      How the hell!!! Congratsss
      I still can't even load the page

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      do you need to create an account?

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      lucky

      I have a bad feeling about this now :)

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      Congrats!!

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      Which browser?

      • +1 vote

        I used Chrome.

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      It says Site Maintenance after clicking next though.

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        Yes, different "site down" pages appear - just keep hitting F5 and "Confirm Form Resubmission"

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    I'm out, will try my luck in 2nd and 3rd round

  • +2 votes

    I just called the hotline. The guy I spoke to said there is no way they can process the voucher over the phone and that I just have to keep refreshing.

    Not sure why people are claiming they've got it by calling up?

    I also mentioned they were all over the news and number 1 trending on twitter. He apparently had no idea. Strange.

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      Called as well and got the same answer. Keep trying the broken website. They wouldn't take any details over the phone.

      • +2 votes

        Had the same. Called with two different devices and got the exact response from both operators.

        Such a joke.

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      I received the same response

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      You got trolled hard.

  •  

    A student will easily set up codeless Microsoft or Google Forms.

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    For further assistance please call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

    • +1 vote

      and wait for 2 hours for your call to be answered and told go on the website and hit F5

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    "Submission Received" - SUCCESS FINALLY!!

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      any tips besides keep refreshing?

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        Nope… keep going back and refreshing

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          do you have to go back and refreshing or just refreshing the current page?

          • +1 vote

            @emeraldpiggy: If you have started filling the form and is failing while submitting, keep going back and submit again until successful. If the form is not loading at all then keep refreshing on the same page.

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    How are people getting past "Save and Submit"? It just seems to continuously loop.

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      Same, stuck on the Save and Submit button screen now too

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    Got past the review page and asked to login with username and password. Do we have to register first?

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      Just follow the process - you register during the process.

      • +2 votes

        I'm returned to the registration page with blank password fields after filling in the email, name and password fields and clicking Submit. Did you get the same issue?

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          No, sorry

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          Same thing for me

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            @takezo: Did you figure out how to progress past the registration page?

  • +1 vote

    Thank goodness. Finally got "Submission Received". I had to keep refreshing dozens of times and alternate between my home wifi, personal hotspot and 4g to stop the DDOS messages but eventually got there. Just hope they actually received it!