Victorians rushed to secure 40,000 vouchers released through the Melbourne Travel Voucher Scheme this morning, with the allocation exhausted in just four minutes.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said the $200 vouchers would provide a major boost for tourism and hospitality businesses and workers across greater Melbourne, following the ongoing success of the Regional Travel Voucher Scheme.

The Melbourne travel vouchers website welcomed a peak audience of 187,000 people, with well-prepared applicants completing the first of the registration forms in seconds before the final voucher was assigned at 10:04am.