Mobile service centre Blue Gum visits Cooloola Coast

The Mobile Service Centre Blue Gum is visiting Cooloola Cove, Rainbow Beach, and Tin Can Bay to provide local residents with easy access to essential government services, Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien announced today.
 
Blue Gum is one of three 20 tonne trucks run by Services Australia that have travelled more than 900,000 kilometres and visited more than 5,200 communities, providing tailored support and
information to people in rural and regional communities. 
 
“Mobile Service Centres like Blue Gum are a great opportunity for people in the Cooloola Coast region to meet face-to-face with specialist staff if they require more personalised or intensive support, without having to travel to Gympie or Maryborough,” Mr O’Brien said.
 
“Staff on board Blue Gum can help locals with issues such as Centrelink claims and Medicare registrations, as well as supporting people to make sure they’re confident in completing their business online.
 
“No appointment is necessary, and it’s free – so anyone who needs help or has a question should visit the team.”
 
The Blue Gum will visit the following locations:
 

Cooloola Cove, Cooloola Cove Shopping Complex car park, Queen Elizabeth Drive

19 January, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Cooloola Cove, Cooloola Cove Shopping Complex car park, Queen Elizabeth Drive

20 January, 9 am to 4 pm

Rainbow Beach, near the Community Centre, Rainbow Beach Road

21 January, 9 am to 4 pm

Rainbow Beach, near the Community Centre, Rainbow Beach Road

22 January, 9 am to 4 pm

Tin Can Bay, near the RSL Hall, Tin Can Bay Road

25 January, 9 am to 4 pm

Tin Can Bay, near the RSL Hall, Tin Can Bay Road

27 January, 9 am to 4 pm

 
All services offered on Blue Gum will be offered with strict COVID-19 safety precautions in place.
 
Mobile Service Centres have delivered Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to almost 160,000 customers since 2006.
 
“Mobile Service Centres are a prime example of the Australian Government’s commitment to delivering the best services to all Australians, regardless of where they live,” Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert said.
 
‘These trucks are purpose-built to replicate a service centre, complete with the latest technology.
 
Blue Gum’s travel around regional Queensland during early 2021 will ensure communities can continue to access the services they need, in what will be a tough year after a devastating 2020.’
 
For more information about the Mobile Service Centres and the upcoming stopping locations, visit servicesaustralia.gov.au/mobileoffice