Dine out to earn rewards with Passport to Hobart

Published on 07 January 2021


Eating out in Hobart is now even more rewarding, with the Passport to Hobart program offering vouchers in return for supporting local business.

The pilot program is now active via the Stamp Me app, which allows users to collect a “passport” stamp each time they spend $20 or more at a participating venue.

Acting Lord Mayor Helen Burnet said 49 Hobart-based food and beverage businesses had signed up for the program.

“There’s a broad variety of venues participating, giving a real cross-section of Hobart’s amazing food and beverage sector,” Cr Burnet said. “Now that the hustle and bustle of the festive season is behind us, this program provides some extra incentive to visit your favourite venue, or to explore venues that you haven’t been to before.

“With fewer tourists around this summer, it’s a great chance to rediscover our own city while supporting local businesses.”

Economic Development and Communications Committee Chair Damon Thomas said Passport to Hobart operated like a loyalty program, with the difference being that users could dine at a variety of venues to accrue their stamps.

“Every time you spend $20 in a participating venue, you’ll get a stamp on your passport. Five stamps will earn you a $20 voucher to spend,” Ald Thomas said. “If you’re one of the first 3500 people to download the app, you’ll also receive a $10 welcome voucher to get you started.

“Participating in this program is a small way that you can support our business community and help build a more resilient local economy.”

More information on the program, including a list of participating venues, can be found at hellohobart.com.au/passport. The Stamp Me app is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play Store.

Note that some conditions do apply, including a minimum age of 18 years, and that only one stamp can be earned or one voucher redeemed per day and by any group of diners. Participants are encouraged to view the FAQs on the website for full details.