Regional areas in Tasmania will have increased access to Centrelink and Medicare services over the coming weeks, with the federal mobile service centre Bluegum making its way around the state.
Having been operating down south for the last few days, the service will head to Bothwell and Ouse in late November, before making its way to the West Coast and North-West from December 1.
The service will operate alongside Service Tasmania, Partners in the Community for the National disability Insurance Scheme and NBN Co in a bid to ensure regional and rural communities stay connected.
Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said the pop-up mobile service centres would prevent residents from needing to travel long distances to access government services, including driver licence and vehicle registrations, invoice payments and Working with Vulnerable People Checks.
"While our face-to-face services are within easy reach for many Tasmanians, we know that distance can be a barrier for those living in more remote areas," Mr Gutwein said.
"I encourage Tasmanians in these areas to check the times online and take advantage of these services if they need them."
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