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‘Get Online. Get Connected’ with Get Online Week 2021

Find out how you can get involved this Get Online Week.

By Good Things Foundation Australia · 05/07/2021

Get Online. Get Connected. Get online week. 18-24 October 2021.

Get Online Week is back from 18 October – 24 October with a new theme: ‘Get Online. Get Connected.’

The past year has shown us that getting online is more important than ever, allowing us to get connected to friends and family, essential services, entertainment, education and work, and much more. However, 2.5 million people are not online in Australia and less than 40% of people are confident they can keep up as technology changes.

That’s why this year Get Online Week spreads the message that everyone can ‘Get Online. Get Connected’. We are supporting organisations nationwide to hold COVID-safe events (online or face-to-face, depending on local restrictions and community needs) to get online and improve their digital skills so they can feel confident and safe while being connected.

Last year, over 1,600 events were held for Get Online Week 2020, reaching over 23,500 people. Get Online Week participants and event holders agree that Get Online Week is beneficial for all involved – 92% of Get Online Week participants learned something new at an event, while 99% of event holders found Get Online Week beneficial to their community.

How to get involved in Get Online Week 2021

That all sounds great, but how do I get involved?

Read below to find out how you can join our nation-wide week of digital inclusion and skills events across the country.

Get attending a Get Online Week event

If you or someone you know is interested in attending a Get Online Week event, visit our Event Map to find participating organisations in your area or online.

Get your game on with the Get Online Week Quiz

The Great Get Online Week Quiz. 18 November 2021.

Back by popular demand! Join The Great Get Online Week Quiz via Zoom on
Monday, 18 October 2021 at 2:00pm (AEDT). Register your interest.

Download our tips for playing at home. If local restrictions allow, you can also host a viewing party of the quiz for a group of people. Download our ‘how to play in a group’ resource.

Hosting an event? Get ready with free resources

If you’re a Network Partner hosting an online or in-person Get Online Week event, we have plenty of free event and marketing resources to help you run your event.

  • Brand new printable tipsheets: Ready-to-go tips for your learners on topics including accessing online mental health supports, getting connected affordably, joining a video call and online shopping.
  • Media release template: Promote your event to local media and news with our easy-to-update press release template.
  • Social media images: Use our still and animated social media images to promote Get Online Week on your social media.
  • Printable flyers and posters: Get the word out locally with our printable flyers and posters covering a range of themes to suit your event theme.
  • Zoom backgrounds: Holding an online event? Teach participants how to personalise their online surroundings with our Get Online Week virtual backgrounds, compatible with video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.
  • Feedback surveys: Collect feedback on your event in a way that suits you with our range of event attendee surveys.

Find all these resources and more on the Get Online Week Event Resources page.

Get sharing on social media

Social media filters.

Share your Get Online Week experience and support on social media using the #GetOnlineWeek hashtag! If you use Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to try out our new filters to add some fun to your next post. Check out our guide on how to use the Get Online Week social media filters. 

Get calling

Can’t host an event this year? We’re inspiring everyone to get involved by calling five people for a digital skills check-in. Connect with people who haven’t attended online sessions during lockdown, or who haven’t come to your digital skills sessions for a while, and offer them your support to get connected. Tell us you’re taking part.

Get your NFP future ready

With PwC Australia, we’re hosting a special webinar on Thursday 21 October 2021 at 1:00pm (AEDT) on the Future of Work for Not-for-Profits.

Hear from experts on the digital skills and future planning needed for not-for-profits to continue supporting the community. Registration is essential book your spot now.

More information

Want more information about Get Online Week? Go to the Get Online Week website, subscribe to our Get Online Week newsletter, or follow the Get Online Week Twitter and Good Things Foundation Australia Facebook page for the latest updates.