Community members in Childers and Gin Gin will be able to access services from the Australian Government Mobile Service Centre when it visits this October.
The service will be in Childers on Tuesday 10 October from 9 am to 4 pm and in Gin Gin on Thursday 19 October from 9 am to 3 pm.
The aim of Mobile Service Centres is to make it easier for residents in rural areas to access government services by bringing friendly face-to-face support directly to communities.
Staff will be on hand to assist residents with Centrelink and Medicare payments as well as information about Department of Veterans' Affairs programs and support services for veterans and their families.
The service centres have disabled access as well as Wi-Fi facilities to allow visitors to great myGov accounts as a simple and secure way to access government services online from where they are.
Mobile Service Centres are able to provide support to:
- Older Australians
- Job seekers
- People with disability
- Self-employed people
Staff can assist with:
- Registering and using the agency's online services
- New claims for Centrelink payments
- Updating and confirming Centrelink and Medicare information
- Information on how financial matters may impact on payments
- Assistance with payment and service options
- Rural payment entitlements for eligible farmers
- Non-cash Medicare transactions
- Enrolling for and issuing new Medicare cards
- Updating and re-issuing Medicare cards
- Social work support and referrals
For more information on Mobile Service Centres, please click here.
Australian Government Mobile Service Centre visits
When: Tuesday 10 October, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Near the Courthouse, Churchill Street
When: Thursday 19 October, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Near the Gin Gin Hotel, Mulgrave Street