ROLLING THROUGH: The Golden Wattle mobile service centre will bring Centrelink services to the region.
ROLLING THROUGH: The Golden Wattle mobile service centre will bring Centrelink services to the region. Photo Contributed

Social services are coming to a town near you

ACCESS to social services will be made easier for residents in the southwest when the Golden Wattle mobile service centre embarks on a journey around the region from next week.

The 20-tonne truck, fitted out as a mobile Centrelink office, will travel from Thallon to Quilpie from July 9, loaded up with Department of Human Services staff who will be providing face-to-face service and tailored support for rural Australians.

In addition to Centrelink services, the team on board will be handling Medicare and Child Support, and are able to help residents navigate the DHS online services.

A social worker will also be on board to provide short-term counselling and referrals.

For those with questions about other social services, the staff can provide information about the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and other support which is accessible for those is rural areas.

Golden Wattle is scheduled to visit:

Thallon: Tuesday, July 9. 10:30am - 4pm, Thallon Park.

Dirranbandi: Wednesday, July 10. 9:30am - 4pm, Railway Park.

St George: Thursday, July 11. 9am - 3pm, Council Chambers.

Bollon: Friday, July 12. 10am to 2:30pm, Civic Centre.

Thargomindah: Monday, July 15. 11am to 4pm, Swimming Pool.

Cunnamulla: Tuesday, July 16. 11am to 4pm, Post Office.

Cunnamulla: Wednesday, July 17. 9am to 3pm, Post Office.

Quilpie: Thursday, July 18. 11am to 4pm, Council Offices.


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