The Australian Government’s Mobile Service Centre, Desert Rose, is returning to south east Queensland before Christmas, including stops at Laidley, Aratula and Boonah.
The purpose-built Mobile Service Centre will bring Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to the Lockyer Valley on Monday, December 4 and the Scenic Rim on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14.
“The Mobile Service Centre helps bridge the gap between government and Australians living in rural and regional communities,” Mr Buchholz said.
“The Desert Rose has the same technology on board as any bricks and mortar service centre, and provides access to other services, like free hearing checks.”
The Desert Rose will be parked at Michael O’Keeffe Place on the corner of William Street and Ambrose Street from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Wednesday, September 28.
It will then be at the Aratula Shell Roadhouse car park on the Cunningham Highway, Aratula from 9.30am to 4pm Wednesday, December 13 and near the Coronation Oval on Coronation Drive, Boonah from 9am to 2pm on Thursday, December 14.
“Locals have the opportunity to come down and meet face-to-face with the specialist staff over the coming weeks before Christmas,” Mr Buchholz said.
“From information on rural payments for eligible farmers, through to routine transactions, and even social work referrals – the staff on board are an excellent source of help.”
“The Mobile Service Centre offers Wi-Fi as well, so people can bring along their devices to access our apps and get help using them, or they can update their details themselves.”
“I encourage the people of Laidley, Aratula, Boonah and surrounding areas to come along and visit when it stops in each of those locations.”