Be Connected: Helping older Australians thrive in a digital world

Mackay Regional Council Libraries is registered as a Be Connected network partner.

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world.

Through the Be Connected online resources, Australians will be able to learn the basics of using digital devices and engaging with the internet, including:

  • talking to and seeing family and friends
  • keeping up to date with news and what’s happening around the world
  • being safer while online
  • finding new friends who share interests and hobbies
  • connecting with old friends
  • shopping and selling online, safely and securely

This fantastic portal provides free interactive learning activities, training courses, web apps and how-to videos.

More information about the Be Connected program can be found on their website.

Keep up to date about joining us for live online presentations: times and dates will be bookable through our Eventbrite alternatively join our Be Connected One-to-One sessions for a private 30 minute session.

If you are aged 50 and over – you are eligible to be part of our Be Connected program.

Getting started online Safety first myGov 

Getting started online

Safety first

Introduction to myGov

Internet banking Apps Connecting to others 

Internet banking

Social media apps

Connecting to others