13 May 2022

Victoria’s arts and entertainment offering is back – and now you can enjoy experiences across the state and claim money back thanks to the new Victorian Entertainment Program.

Open now, the Victorian Government’s $30 million Victorian Entertainment Program encourages Victorians to get out and enjoy a wide range of entertainment experiences – from catching a movie or music gig, to enjoying a night at the theatre, a family visit to a museum, and much more.

Through the program, customers can claim back 25 per cent on eligible entertainment purchases over $40. Eligible experiences include:

  • theatre, live music and performing arts
  • cinema
  • museums and galleries
  • conferences, exhibitions and other events

Rebates can be claimed for entertainment experiences anywhere in Victoria, any day of the week.

Customers can claim in three easy steps:

  1. Pay for your entertainment experience in full and receives a digital or printed proof of purchase or tax invoice that includes:  
    • business name
    • purchase date
    • item description (entertainment experience)
    • transaction total (including GST)
  2. Upload your receipt and contact information, bank details, date of purchase and total bill amount to the secure website.
  1. Your 25 per cent rebate is credited to your nominated Australian bank account within five business days of your claim being approved.

Rebates are on a first-come, first served basis until all the funds are gone.  Regular updates on funds will be published on the Victorian Entertainment Program website.  Before submitting a claim, ticket holders should check the website to see if funds are available.

The Victorian Entertainment Program is running alongside the Victorian Dining Program, which offers 25 per cent back on dining anywhere in Victoria outside the City of Melbourne municipality from Monday to Thursday. Dining within the City of Melbourne is covered by Midweek Melbourne Money.

Individuals can claim up to $125 in combined rebates across the Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program.

Information for venues, organisations and businesses – including promotional assets – can be downloaded from the Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program website.