Golden Wattle is visiting the South Coast to provide locals impacted by the Black Summer
bushfires and drought with easy access to essential government services.
Mobile Service Centres have delivered Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to almost 160,000 customers since 2006.
Golden Wattle is one of three 20 tonne trucks run by Services Australia that have travelled over 900,000 kilometres and been to more than 5,000 communities.
Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert said Golden Wattle is returning to the South Coast to offer additional support to residents as the one year anniversary of the devastating bushfires approaches.
‘During the Black Summer bushfires that devastated parts of this region, our Mobile Service Centre staff were on the ground to deliver critical support to people living in isolated bushfire-affected communities,’ Minister Robert said.
‘Visiting this region again will ensure communities can continue to access the services they need, in what has been a very difficult year for many Australians.
‘Mobile Service Centres reinforce the Australian Government’s commitment to delivering the best services to all Australians, regardless of where they live.
‘These trucks are purpose-built to replicate a service centre, complete with the latest
Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said Golden Wattle will be welcomed by locals still reeling from the recent drought and bushfires, as it travels through the region through until the end of the year.
‘Mobile Service Centres are a great opportunity for people in our community to meet face-to face with specialist staff if they require more personalised or intensive support,’ Senator
‘Staff on board Golden Wattle can help locals with Centrelink claims, Medicare registrations and online services.
‘You can still do most of your Centrelink and all of your Medicare business online, and staff can support locals to make sure they’re confident in completing their business in this way.
‘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.
‘All services will be offered with strict COVID-19 safety precautions in place.’
Mobile Service Centre locations:
For more information about the Mobile Service Centres and the upcoming stopping locations, visit servicesaustralia.gov.au/mobileoffice