Broadband for Seniors

Broadband for Seniors supports senior Australians aged 50 years and over to gain the confidence and skills needed to use new technology, so they can participate in and share the benefits of the growing digital economy. 

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Broadband for Seniors kiosks are located across Australia, where seniors can receive free access to computers and training on how to use a computer and the internet.

Guidance and on-going support is provided in a friendly face-to-face environment by volunteer tutors on topics such as how to email, use the internet, iPads and tablets, social media applications such as Facebook and Skype, and how to stay safe online.

Seniors can also undertake the training away from the kiosk, such as on their computers at home, enabling them to learn at their own pace.

Training courses have been designed with the unique learning needs of seniors in mind and are easy to use – even for those who have never used a computer before.

Kiosks are located in places convenient for seniors such as community centres, retirement villages, libraries and senior citizens clubs.

Broadband for Seniors will officially end on 30 June 2017 and will be replaced by the new Digital Literacy for Older Australians program on 1 October 2017.  Participants currently involved in the initiative will have an opportunity to participate in the new program and will continue to have access to training resources and support during the transition period from 1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017.

Where can I find more information?

For more information, or to find kiosks in your area, contact the Broadband for Seniors helpline on 1300 795 897 (call rates are higher from mobile phones) or go to the Broadband for Seniors website.

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