The Coalition Government’s Mobile Service Centre Desert Rose will hit the road to give people in the Mid North Coast easy access to essential government payments and services in August.
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the Mobile Service Centre is a travelling outreach service that shortens the distance between rural and regional communities and government services.
“Desert Rose 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 hearing health checks,” Dr Gillespie said.
“A staff member from Australian Hearing will be on board both stops to offer free hearing checks and information, and a staff member from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will also be available to assist with general taxation enquiries.
“It’s exciting to have ATO staff on board to assist people with their tax affairs.”
Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge said the Mobile Service Centre will visit towns from the Mid North Coast region to offer services which might otherwise be difficult to access.
“We are pleased to be bringing the Mobile Service Centre to Kendall and Wauchope,” Minister Tudge said.
“I encourage local residents to come along and visit the Mobile Service Centre while it is in your area.”
For itineraries and more information, visit humanservices.gov.au/mobileoffice or call 132 316.
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Dom Haylen (David Gillespie MP’s office): 0419 242 554
Tuesday 1 August
9.30 am to 4 pm
Near the community op-shop, Comboyne Street, Kendall
Wednesday 2 August
9 am to 3 pm
Near the Rotary Club Hall, Oxley Lane, Wauchope