We want all Australians to engage online safely and with confidence.

More than ever, Australians are connecting online to stay in touch with friends and family and to access a variety of online services and content.

While there are many benefits offered by the online world, there are also risks. The types of harms that can arise online include: cyberbullying, image-based abuse and exposure to illegal or harmful content.

Everyone has a role to play in maintaining online safety.

We lead policy development for online safety, with the aim of supporting Australians to have safe online experiences and ensuring that there are protections in place to mitigate the risks of Australians being exposed to harmful online material.

eSafety Commissioner

Through the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015, the eSafety Commissioner is empowered to support individuals and promote online safety for all Australians. This includes the provision of information and tools to help manage online safety risks, and the administration of schemes to tackle cyberbullying material targeted at an Australian child, the non-consensual sharing of intimate images, and harmful online material.

What's new

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Have your say on proposed changes to Australia’s online safety framework, designed to keep Australians safe online.
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With one in five Australian children reporting being cyber bullied, learning how to be cyber safe has never been more important.
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The Australian Government has launched the National Online Safety Awareness campaign to help Australian parents ‘start the chat...
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The Government is investing $10 million on a new program to deliver practical online safety training for young Australians.