27 Mar 2023

River Revival Voucher ballot now open

A significant day for our river communities today with the ballot now open for the first round of the River Revival Voucher program.

Consumers can now register for up to $200 off accommodation and $50 off hosted experiences across the Riverland and Murray River, Lakes & Coorong regions.

The River Revival Voucher program is part of the State Government’s $4.6 million Murray River tourism recovery plan, which aims to stimulate visitation and expenditure in the communities hit hard by the once-in-a-century Murray River flood.

More than 90 businesses have signed up to be part of the first voucher round, with more than 25,000 vouchers up for grabs throughout 2023. I want to thank all of the operators who have helped with the campaign to date – including being available for media interviews, content shoots and promotional opportunities.

Round one offers vouchers of $50 for use on hosted experiences, $100 for a minimum one-night stay accommodation, and $200 for a minimum two-night stay accommodation. Consumers can register for their chance to score up to two voucher values.

The ballot is open to South Australians over the age of 18, as well as Victorians in an effort to entice residents in cross-border communities such as Mildura, Horsham and the Grampians.

Key dates for River Revival Voucher round one:

• Ballot open until 10pm Wednesday 29 March
• Ballot drawn on Thursday 30 March (successful entrants notified via text message and email)
• Booking period: Thursday 30 March – Friday 28 April
• Travel period: Friday 31 March – Thursday 29 June 2023 inclusive.

For full Terms and Conditions and to enter the ballot for a River Revival Voucher, go to southaustralia.com/voucher.

Today, I am headed to our Murray River regions visiting operators in Murray Bridge, Mannum and Barmera, as well as attending the National Caravan Clubs Rally being hosted in Barmera. This is another great opportunity to connect with our flood-affected operators and is very timely as they prepare for an influx in visitors thanks to round one of the vouchers.

Emma Terry
Chief Executive Officer