The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle will hit the road in January and February to give people in the NSW Riverina easy access to essential government payments and services.
Minister for Human Services, Stuart Robert said the Mobile Service Centre will start the New Year visiting Murray River towns 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 towns such as Mulwala, Tocumwal and Mathoura,” Minister Robert said.
“The Mobile Service Centre is a travelling outreach service that shortens the distance between rural and regional communities and 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.”
Federal Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley said the Mobile Service Centres ensure people in rural communities are connected with the latest government services.
“With harsh conditions affecting a lot of people, Farm Household Allowance is available to help farmers and their families who are experiencing financial hardship,” Ms Ley said.
“The payment is available Australia-wide and has a higher assets threshold than other income support payments. Staff on Golden Wattle can help eligible farm families get access to the assistance they need.
“There will also be an Australian Taxation Office ATO staff member on board to assist people with their tax affairs.
“I encourage local residents to come along and visit the Mobile Service Centre while it is in our area.”
For itineraries and more information visit humanservices.gov.au/mobileoffice or call 132 316.
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|Mulwala||Wednesday 27 January||9am to 4pm||Behind Lake Mulwala Hotel Motel, Inglis Street|
|Tocumwal||Thursday 28 January||9am to 4pm||Tocumwal Foreshore, Deniliquin Road|
|Finley||Friday 29 January||9am to 3:30pm||Near Central Arcade, Pinnuck Street|
|Wakool||Monday 1 February||10am to 4pm||Opposite the post office, Cook Street|
|Mathoura||Tuesday 2 February||9am to 4pm||Mathoura Visitor Centre car park, Moama Street|
|Tooleybuc||Tuesday 11 February||9am to 11am||Opposite the shopping precinct in Murray Street|