Golden Wattle is hitting the road to give people in Far North Queensland easy access to government services.
Staff on board Golden Wattle have delivered Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to almost 140,000 customers since 2016.
The two twenty-tonne trucks are run by the Department of Human Services and have travelled more than 800,000 kilometres and visited more than 4000 communities.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said Golden Wattle is travelling to Ayton and Rossville for the first time.
“This is a great opportunity for people in rural towns to meet face-to-face with specialist staff who can help with Centrelink claims, Medicare registrations and online services,” Mr Entsch said.
“There will be a social worker on board and information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and associated support services is also available.
“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 next week.”
Federal Human Services Minister Michael Keenan said Golden Wattle provides 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, regardless of where they live,” Mr Keenan said.
Golden Wattle Far North Queensland locations:
Monday, 11 March: Cooktown 1pm to 4pm Opposite Post Office on Charlotte St
Tuesday, 12 March: Cooktown 9am to 4pm Opposite Post Office on Charlotte St
Wednesday, 13 March: Ayton 9.30am to 12.30pm Near IGA on West St
Wednesday, 13 March: Rossville 2pm to 4pm Hatfield Market area on Bloomfield Road
Thursday, 14 March: Lakeland 9.30am to 1pm Lakeland Coffee House and Store, Foyster Dr