Rural and remote Australia generally refers to those areas outside major cities defined by a number of different geographical classifications. They are made up of many diverse settlements including pastoral, farming, mining, energy, tourism and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Thousands of people each week travel for work to these areas to either help with community health and social services, development programs, infrastructure maintenance, working in the field or as a ‘Fly in Fly out’. Finding accommodation for this diverse range of occupations can be challenging especially at times when accommodation is at a premium when events such as Agquip, Henty Field Day and power or mining shut downs occur. Building relationships with the thousands of accommodation providers is key.
Knowing exactly where they are, their facilities, distance from working location and comprehensive contact details are all important when looking at Duty of Care issues for travellers. On the other side keeping on top of your travel spend, expenses and incidentals incurred can be a nightmare which makes one central billing system very attractive. So next time the Festa delle Salsicce is on in Griffith or the Elvis Festival in Parkes and you need accommodation think about who can help you.