January 22, 2019
The Federal Government’s mobile service centre truck, “Golden Wattle”, will be visiting Proston on Friday as part of its latest tour of regional Queensland.
The truck provides easy access for local residents to Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services.
Information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and associated support services is also available.
Golden Wattle is one of two 20 tonne trucks run by the Department of Human Services that have now travelled more than 800,000km and visited more than 4000 communities.
Departmental staff on board have delivered services to almost 140,000 customers since 2016.
“Staff on board can help with Centrelink claims, Medicare registrations and online services,” Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said.
“A departmental social worker will also be on board to help people in crisis and can provide referrals to counsellors and legal services, as well as assist with financial help.
“This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with specialist staff.
“You don’t need an appointment, and it’s free – so anyone who needs help or has a question should visit the team aboard Golden Wattle.”
The van will be parked in Blake Street, opposite the Proston Library, from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Friday.