Free online safety presentations

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is hosting free webinar presentations to help older Australians stay safer online. It’s our way of helping the 4 million older Australians that are keen to improve their digital literacy, but want help addressing online safety concerns*.

Join us online this March and April as we present our new topic, plus the eSafety essentials – a selection of our most popular webinar topics from last year. Bookings are limited so don’t miss out!

Note: All sessions are based on NSW Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), so if you live outside of NSW please check the time in your state.


Are you new to webinars?

Read our tips to get you started.

All you need to know about data and public Wi-Fi

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

Whether you’re using the internet at home or on your mobile when you’re out and about, everything you do online uses data. Knowing how and when to use your mobile data or Wi-Fi can help you stay safer online and save money.

Join our 1-hour webinar to learn:

  • How to get the best value for money from your mobile data plan
  • Tips on managing your data allowance
  • How to keep your data costs down while out and about
  • How to use public Wi-Fi safely


Using Data and Public Wi-Fi
Mon, 25 March
10.00am (AEDT)
Using Data and Public Wi-Fi
Tue, 26 March
2.00pm (AEDT)
Using Data and Public Wi-Fi
Wed, 27 March
10.00am (AEDT)
Using Data and Public Wi-Fi
Thu, 04 April
2.00pm (AEDT)
Using Data and Public Wi-Fi
Mon, 08 April
12.30pm (AEDT)
Using Data and Public Wi-Fi
Tue, 09 April
11.30am (AEDT)


eSafety essentials to staying safer online

Join us as we revisit the most popular topics from 2018, throughout March and April.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

  • Can you spot a scam? Tax Time edition - learn how to recognise and protect yourself from common scams and where to go for help when you need it.
  • Safer online shopping and banking - learn how to shop online with confidence and do your everyday banking online safely.
  • Staying safe on Facebook - learn how to protect your privacy on Facebook and enjoy connecting with others online safely.


Safer Online Shopping & Banking
Tue, 12 March
10.30am (AEDT)
Can You Spot a Scam? Tax Time Edition
Thu, 14 March
2.00pm (AEDT)
Staying Safe on Facebook
Thu, 28 March
2.00pm (AEDT)
Staying Safe on Facebook
Mon, 08 April
10.30am (AEDT)
Can You Spot a Scam? Tax Time Edition
Tue, 09 April
1.30pm (AEDT)


Booking information

  1. Webinar presentations require a minimum number of participants to run. The Office reserves the right to cancel the session if the number of participants is too low.
  2. You will receive confirmation of your booking via email.
  3. All our sessions are based on NSW Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), so if you are based outside of NSW please keep this in mind when choosing a suitable time.


Are you new to webinars?

Here's some helpful information on what a webinar is, how to join, and what you can expect.

What is a webinar?

A webinar is a presentation held over the internet whereby a host can share information with an audience. The advantage of a webinar is that you can view the presentation from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

What do I need to join a webinar?

First and foremost, you’ll need an internet connection along with a device such as a computer, laptop or iPad, with sound. There’s no need for a microphone or camera as the presenter will not be able to see or hear you. If you're hosting a large group, you’ll need a large enough screen so your audience can see the presentation. It’s also recommended that Google Chrome is used as your internet browser.

How do I join a webinar?

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, you’ll receive a confirmation email that includes a link to join the webinar. Enter the email address you registered with to join the session.

Can the presenter see or hear me?

Once the webinar begins, you’ll be able to hear the presenter and see them and the presentation, however, they may turn their video off throughout the presentation so the slides appear bigger on your screen. The presenter will not be able to see or hear you but you can communicate by typing in the ‘chat board’.



*Source: Office of the eSafety Commissioner research report: Older Australians - attitudes and barriers to digital participation (May 2018).

Last modified: Thursday, 7 February 2019, 2:44 PM