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19,000 people helped in just one week

Were you one of them during Get Online Week 2022? Read about our digital inclusion campaign's impact.

By Good Things Foundation Australia · 19/12/2022

Get Online Week is Good Things Foundation’s digital inclusion campaign, aimed at closing the digital divide.

During Get Online Week, hundreds of community organisations host events supporting people to take the next step in learning new digital skills. For Get Online Week 2022, we encouraged Australians to ‘Try One Thing’ and discover the possibilities of the internet.

Together with our event holders and supporters, we helped 19,000 everyday Aussies to feel more confident getting online in just one week.

Our brand new infographic tells the story of the impact of our annual digital inclusion campaign.

Get Online Week 2022 Impact infographic
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The impact of Get Online Week 2022

  • 19K people reached with digital skills support
  • 1K community events held across Australia
  • $500K+ in grant funding distributed to hold events
  • 2K+ hours of digital skills support via Get Online Week events.

Event holders found Get Online Week:

  • 100% was beneficial to their community
  • 91% improved their community’s digital skills
  • 91% helped their community to socially connect.

Get Online Week event-goers:

  • 93% learnt something new at a Get Online Week event
  • 92% want to learn more about what they can do online

We supported community organisations to host events:

  • 700+ support packs distributed to event holders
  • 44 support webinars held and resources created
  • 4.6 / 5 event holders satisfaction with Good Things Foundation Australia’s support

Raising awareness of digital inclusion:

We raised awareness around the importance of digital inclusion and the free support available to Australians to improve their confidence online.

  • 28M people reached through media campaign
  • 650 pieces of media coverage
  • 9K visited the Get Online Week website prior to and during campaign
  • 2.4K visited the Get Online Week map to find an event near them

Campaign ambassadors:

We are thankful for the support of our Get Online Week 2022 Campaign Ambassadors, including:

  • 14 campaign ambassadors
  • Telstra, Principal Supporting Partner for Get Online Week 2022
  • Be Connected, Funding and Be Connected program partners

“Our Get Online Week event was great! It brought our community together while showing what can be achieved using technology.”

Sally, Retirement Village Manager at Mercy Place Rice Village, 2022 Get Online Week event holder.


Get Online Week is Good Things Foundation’s digital inclusion campaign, aimed at closing the digital divide.

During Get Online Week, hundreds of community organisations host events supporting people to take the next step in learning new digital skills.

For Get Online Week 2022, we encouraged Australians to ‘Try One Thing’ and discover the possibilities of the internet.

aus.getonlineweek.com @getonlineweekau

Get Online Week event attendees learn lots of important skills, while having fun and meeting new people. From learning how to create safe passwords to finding a video tutorial on their favourite hobby, Get Online Week has it all!

Digital skills learnt at Get Online Week events - pie chart of percentage of people who learnt different digital skills during Get Online Week

Digital skills learnt at events

21% Online safety – scams, passwords, security, privacy

17% The basics – using a device, trouble-shooting, getting. online

12% Photos & selfies – taking, managing and sharing photos

13% Apps & QR codes – Managing and using apps & QR codes

7% Hobbies – How to continue or learn new hobbies

5% Streaming – Music, videos & podcasts

25% Other – Essential services, social media, video calling, money & payments.

Good Things Foundation’s Get Online Week 2022 event attendee survey, n = 1049.