Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation

Media release: Frankston Service Centre re-opens after fire refurbishment

5 June 2018

The Hon Michael Keenan MP

Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation

Frankston locals are now able to do their Centrelink and Medicare business back in the newly refurbished Frankston Service Centre at 20 Davey Street following a fire that caused extensive smoke damage in 2017.

Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan welcomed locals back to their service centre.

“The Frankston Service Centre has been completely remodelled to offer all face-to-face Centrelink and Medicare services and self-service options on one floor,” Mr Keenan said.

“People will be able to attend their booked appointments and assessments onsite. A drop box for Medicare claims, document lodgement facilities, and Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Information Services will also be available on the same floor.”

“We appreciate everyone’s patience during the past year with the closure of the service centre and temporary relocation.”

Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther reflected on the fire at the building, which at the time also housed his electorate office.

“The Department of Human Services’ Mobile Service Centre Desert Rose travelled to be onsite when the fire first occurred to make sure people could still access services,” Mr Crewther said.

“Desert Rose was on location for eight days and helped more than 1,800 people.

“I’m pleased Centrelink and Medicare services are moving back home to provide these essential services to our community.”

The Frankston Service Centre on the corner of Davey Street and Young Street will be open Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Page last updated: 5 June 2018