The links below will assist you to have a safer and more enjoyable online experience.

 

Australian Government sites:

 

  • The eSafety Commissioner’s officer is committed to helping all Australians have safe, positive experiences online – www.esafety.gov.au
  • ID Care is Australia’s national identity and cyber security service, supported by both Commonwealth and State Governments – www.idcare.org  
  • Be Connected – assists thousands of Australian to learn how to access the internet, use their devices and keep in touch with others online https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/
  • Australian Cyber Security Centre provides simple, easy to understand advice on how to protect you and your family online, as well as up-to-date information on the latest online threats and how to respond. https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/

Learn more about cyber security, including common threat types as well as a few basic steps you can take, which will go a long way to protecting yourself online.

Scam Reporting

If you do get caught by an online scam, you should report it to:

 

  • ACORN – The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (note: a section of the Australian Federal Police) – https://www.acorn.gov.au/
  • ScamWatch – a department of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) –  common threat types