Services Australia’s Mobile Service Centres Golden Wattle and Blue Gum have been deployed to flood affected regions in Victoria and Tasmania.
The Australian Government has moved quickly to support people impacted by flooding in Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales, with disaster assistance payments available for people in more than 100 Local Government Areas.
Minister for Government Services the Hon Bill Shorten MP said the Mobile Service Centres reinforce the Federal Government’s commitment to supporting all Australians, no matter where they live, when they need it most.
“These vehicles have covered nearly every corner of this expansive country, travelling more than a million kilometres combined since they first hit the road – around the same distance as three trips to the moon,” Minister Shorten said.
“Mobile Service Centre support is crucial when regional communities face natural disasters like we’re seeing at the moment across three states.
“Staff on board the Mobile Service Centres have supported over 175,000 people in more than 5,700 communities across rural and regional areas over the years. This incredible milestone is a testament to the unwavering commitment of Services Australia staff right across the country.”
Stopping locations for the Mobile Service Centres are available at servicesaustralia.gov.au/findusdisaster