Get Online Week

Get Online Week is an international digital inclusion campaign organised by Good Things Foundation. Beginning in the UK in 2007 and introduced to Australia in 2018, Get Online Week is a week-long annual celebration that sees thousands of events take place each year giving everyone the chance to find the support they need to improve their digital skills. Last year, over 1,000 events were held across Australia helping people get more out of life online.

This year's Get Online Week campaign took place from 19 - 25 October 2020.

This year's campaign responded to the needs of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. We supported people to connect with friends and family, stay safe online, learn how to better use their devices, find reliable health information and apply for work online. Over 700 community organisations around Australia held online or COVID-Safe face-to-face events for people with low digital skills, depending on the public gathering restrictions and health advice in their location.

We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to safely participate in our digital world and no one should be left behind. Through the Be Connected Network in Australia, events and activities took place in hundreds of communities to spread the Get Online Week message.

Now's the time to get online.

Get Online Week is a campaign by Good Things Foundation Australia. Go to www.getonlineweek.com to learn more.

Our 2020 Campaign Report


In our third year of the campaign in Australia, over 700 organisations held 1,600 online or in-person digital skills events across the country. These events reached 23,500 people, which is a fantastic effort by event holders to nearly reach pre-COVID engagement levels.

Read our report

Get Online Week stories

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Having worked for 40 years in the agriculture sector, Ken didn't think he would ever need to use the internet - until he did.
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Thanks to her new digital skills, Lan Ngoc Chau is now confidently searching for reliable information during the pandemic.
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Everything Neil has learned about technology, he's learned since retirement.

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