The Coalition Government has reaffirmed its commitment to rural and regional Australians with the Mobile Service Centre, Desert Rose, coming to a number of South Australian towns – including Bordertown, Keith, Millicent, Robe, Kingston, Beachport, Naracoorte and Penola in the next three weeks.
Mobile Service Centres provide personalised access to government services, delivering Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to rural Australians.
Introduced under the Howard Government, Mobile Service Centres have delivered services to more than 130,000 rural Australians and have travelled more than 700,000 kilometres in their decade on the road.
Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan said the Mobile Service Centres provide critical information, assistance and support to rural and regional Australians in gaining access to a range of services, including lodging Centrelink claims, Medicare registrations and access to online services.
“The Mobile Service Centres reinforce the Coalition’s commitment to deliver the best service possible to all Australians, regardless of where they live,” Mr Keenan said.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said staff on board offer support tailored to each community – all aboard a 20-tonne mid-range rigid truck equipped with the latest technology.
Information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and support services for veterans and their families will also be available.
“This is a great opportunity for our community to come down and meet face-to-face with the specialist staff,” Mr Pasin said.
“You don’t need an appointment, and it’s a free service – so if any member of our community has a question or needs any assistance, make sure you come down and visit the team aboard Desert Rose over the next three weeks.”
Tuesday 15 May, 9am to 3pm. Parked opposite the Holden Dealership on the corner of Woolshed Street and South Terrace.
Monday 21 May, 10am to 4pm. Parked at Kingston District Hall car park, on the corner of Agnes and Cameron Streets.
Tuesday 22 May, 9am to 11am. Parked opposite the Visitor Information Centre on Mundy Terrace.
Tuesday 22 May, 1pm to 4pm. Parked near the Visitor Information Centre, on Millicent Beachport Road.
Wednesday 23 May, 9am to 4pm. Parked at the Millicent Civic and Arts Centre car park, on Ridge Terrace.
Thursday 24 May, 9am to 3pm. Parked at the Penola IGA Supermarket car park, on Church Street.
Tuesday 29 May, 9am to 3:30pm. Macintosh Square, Jones Street.
Wednesday 30 May, 9am to 3pm. Near Don Moseley Park, on Heritage Street.