Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Minister for Government Services

Media release: New and improved Palmerston Service Centre

14 July 2021

Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Minister for Government Services

Palmerston residents will have improved access to Centrelink and Medicare services, when a new Services Australia service centre opens in mid-September 2021.

The new service centre at 1 Palmerston Circuit will be the first in the Northern Territory to feature Services Australia’s improved layout, with upgraded self-service facilities and digital support.

The new centre will have a modern and welcoming look, replacing the existing service centre at 2 Maluka Drive, just 500 metres away.

Minister for Government Services, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said locals can access appointment-based services for Centrelink services at the new site.

 ‘Locals will be able to confirm a time to attend, meaning they won’t have to sit and wait at the service centre,’ Minister Reynolds said.

‘These changes reflect the agency’s commitment to delivering services that are simple, helpful, respectful and transparent.’

Senator for the Northern Territory Sam McMahon welcomed the new modern service centre for the area.

‘The Palmerston community will be well served by the new facility. It’s in a convenient location with ample parking and is right near the bus exchange,’ Senator McMahon said.

‘People can complete much of their Medicare and Centrelink business online, and I encourage the community to take a look at the range of digital services available through myGov and Services Australia’s Express Plus apps.’

Services Australia staff not involved in face-to-face service delivery will relocate to other agency premises in the Darwin central business district.

Once open, the service centre at 1 Palmerston Circuit will be open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Media contact:           Minister Reynolds’ office – 0456 822 252

                                   

Page last updated: 14 July 2021