Mobile service rolls up
PEOPLE across Bundaberg and the North Burnett will have access to Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support information this month as Golden Wattle, a mobile service centre, hits the region to give locals easy access to government services.
Golden Wattle is one of two 20 tonne trucks run by the Department of Human Services that have travelled to more than 4000 communities providing free services.
Staff on board can help with Centrelink claims, Medicare registrations and online services. A departmental social worker will also be on board to help people in crisis and can provide referrals to counsellors and legal services, as well as assist with financial help.
Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan said Golden Wattle provided 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,” Mr Keenan said. The mobile service will visit:
● Biggenden on Thursday from 10am to 4pm, located opposite the Commercial Hotel at Victoria St.
● Childers on Friday from 9am to 4pm, near the Courthouse, Churchill Street
● Gin Gin on Monday, January 21, from 9.30am to 3pm, located opposite the Ambulance Station, Mulgrave St.
● Monto on Tuesday, January 22, from 9am to 3pm, located near the Community Hall, Rutherford St.
● Gayndah on Wednesday, January 23, from 9am to 4pm, located in front of the Town Hall, Capper St.
● Booyal on Thursday, January 24 from 9.30am to 3pm, at the Booyal Roadhouse Fuel and Restaurant car park, Bruce Hwy.
● Proston on Friday, January 25, from 9.30am to 3pm, located opposite the library in Blake St. For more call 132 316.