Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support mobile service heading to MaranoaJuly 4, 2019
Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle is hitting the road, presenting Maranoa locals with a chance to easily access Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services.
Minister for Government Services, Stuart Robert, said Golden Wattle provides tailored support and information to people in rural communities.
“Mobile Service Centres reinforce the Australian Government’s commitment to delivering the best services to all Australians, regardless of where they live,” Minister Robert said.
“These trucks are purpose-built to replicate a service centre, complete with the latest technology.”
Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said Golden Wattle will be welcomed by locals as it travels through his electorate over the coming weeks.
“I encourage you to find out when and where you can access the Mobile Service Centre because it’s a great opportunity meet face-to-face with specialist staff without having to travel further afield,” Mr Littleproud said.
“Staff on board Golden Wattle can help locals with Centrelink claims, Medicare registrations and online services – it’s a great way to find solutions to problems and stay informed about any changes.
“A departmental social worker will be on board, and information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and associated support services will also be available.
“You don’t need an appointment, and it’s free – so anyone who needs help or has a question should visit the team aboard Golden Wattle over the coming weeks.”
Staff on board have delivered Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to almost 150,000 customers since 2006.
Golden Wattle is one of two 20 tonne trucks are run by the Department of Human Services that have travelled over 800,000 kilometres and to more than 4,800 communities.
For more information about the Mobile Service Centres and the upcoming stopping locations, visit humanservices.gov.au/mobileoffice
Mobile Service Centre locations:
Thallon: Tuesday 9 July 10.30am to 4pm. Located at the local park on Pine Street.
Dirranbandi: Wednesday 10 July 9.30am to 4pm. Located adjacent to Railway Park on Railway Street.
St George: Thursday 11 July 9am to 4pm. Located near the Council Chambers on Grey Street.
Bollon: Friday 12 July 10am to 2.30pm. Located in front of the Civic Centre on the Balonne Highway.
Thargomindah: Monday 15 July 11am to 4pm. Located near the Swimming Pool on Dowling Street.
Cunnamulla: Tuesday 16 July 11am to 4pm. Located near the Post Office on Stockyard Street.
Cunnamulla: Wednesday 17 July 9am to 3pm. Located in front of the Post Office on Stockyard Street.
Quilpie: Thursday 18 July 11am to 4pm. Located in front of the Council Office on Brolga Street.
Roma: Tuesday 23 July 9am to 4pm. Located near Carers Queensland on McDowall Street.
Injune: Wednesday 24 July 9.30am to 4pm. Located in the Injune Memorial Hall carpark on Hutton Street.
Surat: Thursday 25 July 9.30am to 3pm. Located in front of the Lions Park Burrowes Street.
Tara: Friday 26 July 9am to 3pm. Located opposite the Commercial Hotel on Day Street.
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