Mobile service centre ‘Desert Rose’

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By Hank Jongen

Department of Human Services


WITH the devastating bushfires that have burnt through large areas of the state, it has been a difficult start to the year for many Tasmanians.

Thankfully, no lives have been lost, however the experience is still heart-breaking for those affected.

At times like these we realise just how resilient people are as they work together to heal and rebuild their communities.

The Australian Government Department of Human Services is playing a small part in that recovery process through the delivery of a payment to help people who have lost income as a direct result of the bushfires.

You can find out more about the Disaster Recovery Allowance at

The department’s mobile service centre ‘Desert Rose’ will also be in Tasmania in March, stopping at towns throughout the north east, the east coast, midlands, south east and as far south as Geeveston and Dover.

The mobile service centre is a service centre on wheels and is equipped with the same technology as any Centrelink or Medicare service centre, including self-service facilities.

The department has two mobile service centres and last financial year, the crews visited 375 towns in rural and regional centres, delivering services to more than 10,000 people.

The mobile service centres have travelled to Tasmania many times.

You can do all your Centrelink and Medicare business while visiting a mobile service centre.

We’ll also have a social worker on board and information about Department of Veterans’ Affairs programs and associated support services are also available.

You can find the full itinerary for stopping locations in Tasmania at

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