DOORS will be closed to the public at nine rural Department of Primary Industries offices at the end of next month.
A DPI document seen by The Weekly Times shows only 10 DPI sites statewide will maintain front-of-house services.
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Reception services will cease at Kerang, Echuca, Swan Hill, Bacchus Marsh, Leongatha, Rutherglen and Maffra from the end of January.
The services have already shut at Colac and Werribee.
A further eight rural sites do not have reception services.
Members of the public will have to use an intercom to make contact with staff at the affected offices.
The DPI document says the expected impact on the general public is deemed to be high in the areas where the reception services will close.
However, the document also shows these sites have an average of fewer than five public visitors a day.
The move follows the closure of several DPI offices, announced earlier this year, as part of the Victorian Government's cost-cutting program.
DPI offices at Ararat, Birchip, Cobram, Camperdown, Kyneton, Ouyen and St Arnaud will be closed or are already closed.
Another 11 rural DPI offices housed in Department of Sustainability and Environment buildings will be shut and staff moved.
Community and Public Sector Union Victorian Branch secretary Karen Batt said the impending job cuts were "a disaster for the DPI presence in these communities."
"Every job removed now just takes us a day closer to the full closure of these vital offices," she said.
Ms Batt said the DPI had paid $555,385 in bonuses to executives this year and had spent $1.7 million on contractors.
A DPI spokesman said there would be no reduction in the accessibility of DPI staff to the public, nor in the services department staff provided to their communities where counter services were being dropped.
"The community will continue to be able to access key DPI service delivery staff who are based in regional offices," he said.
The spokesman said the offices would continue to be open to the public and there would be no forced redundancies as part of the changes.
"The public will be able to come to the office and make contact with key staff," he said.