Hub to help locals


Locals will soon have direct access to government services at the upcoming Hawke government services hub.

The event is designed to help residents in Hawke access information and resources to assist them in navigating federal government agencies and will be held on Saturday March 16, 10am to 12pm at the Melton Community Hall.

It will be hosted by Hawke MP Sam Rae, and will include information on agencies such as Services Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Australian Taxation Office and the National Broadband Network.

Mr Rae invited residents to come and ask questions, have a chat and learn more about the support services available.

“We’re making it easier for our community to get the help and information they need, by bringing together Centrelink, NDIS and more into one room,” he said.

Melton local Judy Pierce contacted Mr Rae’s office for assistance with Services Australia and her Home Care Package.

“I’ll be attending the Hawke government services hub to speak directly to the services I rely on,” Ms Pierce said.

Locals in Melton, Diggers Rest, Sunbury, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and surrounds are invited to attend the event to speak directly to the organisations and get further information on support available to them.

RSVP by calling Mr Rae’s office on 9070 1960, or by filling in the form at