24/11/2016

Desert Rose brings Federal Government services to the South Burnett, Pomona and Cooloola Coast

The Australian Government’s newest Mobile Service Centre ‘Desert Rose’ will visit Goomeri and the Cooloola Coast in the coming weeks, giving locals easy and convenient access to essential government payments and services.

 

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien, said ‘Desert Rose’, will stop at Goomeri, Pomona, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach during its journey. 

“The Desert Rose vehicle demonstrates the Government’s ongoing commitment to improving access to government services for all Australians, no matter where they live,” Mr O’Brien said.

During the past financial year the Government’s current fleet visited 381 towns and helped over 8,900 people with Centrelink, Medicare and other critical services.

“Desert Rose will help to connect people who live in regional and rural communities to Government services and staff.

“This new Mobile Service Centre has been custom-built, it is designed for use on roads that other larger Mobile Service Centres were not able to travel on before, increasing the reach of Government services to more communities.

“Desert Rose has the same technology on board as any bricks and mortar service centre, and provides access to other services, such as free hearing checks.  A staff member from the Australian Taxation Office will also be available to assist individual and small business taxpayers, to provide advice and information about tax and superannuation.

“Staff will also be able to help people register for myGov, a fast, simple way to access ATO and other government services online.

“I encourage local residents to come along and visit when it stops in their town.”

For itineraries and information visit www.humanservices.gov.au/mobileoffice or call 132 316.

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Desert Rose will visit the following locations.

Goomeri Tuesday 6 December 9.30am-3.00pm Swimming Pool, Maudsley St
Tin Can Bay Monday 13 December 10am-3.30pm Adjacent RSL, Tin Can Bay Rd
Rainbow Beach Tuesday 13 December 9am–4pm Car Park, Spectrum Street
Cooloola Cove Wednesday 14 December 9am-4pm Cooloola Cove Shopping Complex
Pomona Thursday 15 December 9.30am-2.30pm Pomona Community House