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Stay Smart Online Week

Each year, through Stay Smart Online Week, the Australian Government works with governments, industry, small business operators and community groups to raise awareness about the ways people can protect themselves online.

The national awareness week is held in October each year and focuses on a key theme that highlights an important safety message. This year, Stay Smart Online week will take place from 8–14 October, so make sure you join our community and get involved!

Stay Smart Online Week 2018

Stay Smart Online Week 2018 will run from Monday 8 October to Sunday 14 October.

About National Awareness Week

When Stay Smart Online Week started in 2008, we had 50 partners. In 2018, we have over 1400 partners helping us to promote the week around Australia, sharing tips and resources with individuals and businesses.

The Stay Smart Online program demonstrates that the partnership approach between business and government is an effective way to boost Australia's cyber resilience.

By encouraging business to share their experience and best practices, it empowers others to learn to better protect their customer information.

In 2017, the theme for Stay Smart Online Week (9–13 October) was 'Simple steps to online safety'. Throughout the week we highlighted practical advice people can take to stay safe online, in five key areas of privacy, passwords, security, backups and being aware. Find out more about Stay Smart Online Week 2017.

Our Stay Smart Online partners are invaluable when it comes to helping spread key online safety and security messages throughout the community.

If you would like to become a partner, check out our partner pack for information about what's in it for you and what we ask for in return.