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GOLDEN WATTLE COMES TO RURAL SA

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle will hit the road to give people in rural South Australia easy access to essential government payments and services in October. 

 

This travelling outreach service shortens the distance between rural and regional communities and government services. In the 2016-17 financial year, Mobile Service Centre Crews visited 381 towns and helped over 11,000 people.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the Mobile Service Centre ensures people in rural communities are connected with the latest government services.

 

“Golden Wattle is a truck set up as an office, custom-built with the same technology as any other Service Centre that delivers Medicare or Centrelink payments and services, including access to self-service facilities. It is wheelchair accessible and has a soundproof room where staff can conduct free hearing health checks,” Mr Ramsey said.

 

“The Mobile Service Centre will visit nine towns including Yalata, Lock and Arno Bay to offer Centrelink and Medicare payments and services, Child Support information and hearing health checks.

 

“We are pleased to be bringing the Mobile Service Centre to South Australia.

 

“This travelling service is free and available to all members of the public and I encourage local residents to take up the opportunity to speak direct with specialist government staff while they are in the area.”

 

For itineraries and more information visit humanservices.gov.au/mobileoffice or call 132 316.

Keep up to date with the latest payments and services information by liking the Department of Human Services on Facebook or following @HumanServicesAU on Twitter.

 

Mobile Service Centre on location:

Yalata

Tuesday 10 October

10:30 am to 2:00 pm

In front of the Training Centre, Yalata Square

Lock

Wednesday 11 October

10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Near the Community Health & Welfare Centre, North Terrace

Cleve  

Thursday 12 October

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Adjacent to the RSL Hall, Fourth Street

Arno Bay

Thursday 12 October

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Near Turnbull Park, Tel El Kebir Terrace

Cowell

Friday 13 October

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Near the Lions Park, Thompson Drive

Kimba

Monday 16 October

10:30 am to 3:00 pm

In front of the Memorial Hall, High Street

Quorn

Tuesday 17 October

9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Opposite the newsagency, corner of Sixth Street and Horrocks Highway

Burra

Wednesday 18 October

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Opposite the Town Hall, Market Street



 

 

Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744

 

 

 

 

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