Australia has announced that residents of some areas of regional Australia will be allowed to take Australian citizenship test at their local Medicare service centers or Centrelink.
Australia’s immigration minister, Scott Morisson said that government offers 29 service centers for citizenship tests all through Australia from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Mackay in Queensland.
People residing in these regions need not travel to capital cities or wait for immigration officials to come to their local areas, instead visit the local service centers to take the test, he added.
In 2012, the partnership went through trails in seven cities and is now extended to 29 sites. Earlier, the regional centers were visited regularly once in a month to conduct tests by the staff of Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
At present, approximately 280 tests will be conducted in regional areas all through Australia, making it easy for the migrants to take the test if they reside outside capital cities.