Be Connected

Increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians, empowering everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world.

Good Things Foundation builds digital skills in older Australians through our leading Be Connected program.

We provide people over 50 with access to local, free essential digital skills support through the Be Connected program.

We created a network of thousands of community organisations across Australia to help older people in their local community be more confident online. These organisations range from libraries to Men’s Sheds, community centres to retirement villages, and computer clubs to cultural groups.

We support our community partners to deliver the Be Connected program by referring older people wanting to learn, and building their capacity with free resources, training, support, and small grant funding.

The Be Connected program is an Australian Government funded initiative delivered in partnership with our friends at eSafety and the Department of Social Services.


Be Connected creates major value for the community and connects more older Australians

The Be Connected evaluation found the program builds the digital skills, confidence and online safety of older Australians.

Discover how Be Connected is changing lives

  • CEO of Good Things Foundation, Jessica Wilson, helps a senior to get online at a Get Online Week 2023 event in Canberra.

    02/11/2023 · Be Connected | Get Online Week | Insights

    Incredible highs and a heartbreaking low: a reflection on the past month

    CEO of Good Things Foundation, Jessica Wilson, recalls Get Online Week 2023, the Voice Referendum result and a welcome announcement on Be Connected refunding.

  • Be Connected funding extension comes as welcome news

    20/10/2023 · Announcements | Be Connected | Get Online Week

    Be Connected funding extension comes as welcome news

    Good Things Foundation Australia welcomes today’s announcement that hundreds of thousands more Australians will benefit from the online world, thanks to the extension of the successful Be Connected digital skills program.

  • Refugee Week. To all those who've come from far and wide, we are happy you're here. 18-24 June 2023.

    20/06/2023 · Announcements | Be Connected | Insights

    Media release: Support for Refugee Week

    Good Things Foundation Australia calls for elderly refugees to ‘find freedom’ through greater digital inclusion this Refugee Week.

  • Text reads: Digital mentoring across generations. Intergenerational digital skills programs in our Network.

    20/09/2022 · Be Connected | Communities we work with | Digital Mentoring

    Digital mentoring across generations

    Highlighting the power of intergenerational digital skills programs across our Network.

  • A mobile phone with the Be Connected homepage displayed.

    27/03/2022 · Announcements | Be Connected | Our projects

    Loan digital devices for flood-affected communities

    Applications now open for grants to loan digital devices in flood-affected communities.

  • Photo of Bob

    02/03/2022 · Be Connected | Communities we work with | Our projects

    Making memoirs and memories with technology

    For Bob, writing his life’s work isn’t difficult thanks to his digital skills.


Learn new digital skills

Support is available to help you or your loved ones to learn new digital skills.