The Coalition Government has reaffirmed its commitment to rural and regional Australians with the Mobile Service Centre, Desert Rose, coming to a number of South Australian towns – including Bordertown, Pinnaroo and Kingston in the next three weeks.

Mobile Service Centres provide personalised access to government services, delivering Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to rural Australians.

Introduced under the Howard Government, Mobile Service Centres have delivered services to more than 130,000 rural Australians and have travelled more than 700,000 kilometres in their decade on the road.

Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan said the Mobile Service Centres provide critical information, assistance and support to rural and regional Australians in gaining access to a range of services, including lodging Centrelink claims, Medicare registrations and access to online services.

“The Mobile Service Centres reinforce the Coalition’s commitment to deliver the best service possible to all Australians, regardless of where they live,” Mr Keenan said.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said staff on board offer support tailored to each community – all aboard a 20-tonne mid-range rigid truck equipped with the latest technology.

Information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and support services for veterans and their families will also be available.

“This is a great opportunity for our community to come down and meet face-to-face with the specialist staff,” Mr Pasin said.

“You don’t need an appointment, and it’s a free service – so if any member of our community has a question or needs any assistance, make sure you come down and visit the team aboard Desert Rose over the next three weeks.”

Mobile Service Centre locations:

Bordertown Tuesday 15 May 9 am to 3 pm Parked opposite the Holden Dealership on the corner of Woolshed Street and South Terrace
Pinnaroo Wednesday 16 May 9 am to 11 am Parked adjacent to the Golden Grain Hotel, Railway Terrace South
Lameroo Wednesday 16 May 1 pm  to 4 pm Parked opposite the Lameroo Hotel, Railway Terrace North
Karoonda Thursday 17 May 9.30 am to 4 pm Parked opposite the Karoonda Hotel, Railway Terrace
Meningie Friday 18 May 9.30 am to 2 pm Parked near Lions Jubilee Park, Princes Highway
Kingston Monday 21 May 10 am to 4 pm Parked at Kingston District Hall car park, on the corner of Agnes and Cameron Streets
Robe Tuesday 22 May 9 am  to 11 am Parked opposite the Visitor Information Centre on Mundy Terrace
Beachport Tuesday 22 May 1 pm to 4 pm Parked near the Visitor Information Centre, on Millicent Beachport Road
Millicent Wednesday 23 May 9 am to 4 pm Parked at the Millicent Civic and Arts Centre car park, on Ridge Terrace
Penola Thursday 24 May 9 am to 3 pm Parked at the Penola IGA Supermarket car park, on Church Street
Naracoorte Tuesday 29 May 9 am to 3:30 pm MacIntosh Square, Jones Street
Keith Wednesday 30 May 9 am to 3 pm Near Don Moseley Park, on Heritage Street
Mannum Thursday 31 May 9 am to 3 pm Mannum Leisure Centre car park, on Adelaide Road

For more information visit or call 132 316.