Have your say on digital inclusion in Western Australia

You are invited to tell us about your experiences in accessing digital technology and provide your feedback on the draft Digital Inclusion Blueprint for Western Australia. The Blueprint is currently in development and is due for release later in 2020 or early 2021.
Digital Inclusion Blueprint graphic of diverse group of people

What is digital inclusion?

Many people struggle to access digital technologies, and are missing out on the opportunities that technology provides. Digital inclusion supports all ages, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, abilities, income levels, and in all areas to access and meaningfully engage with digital technology and online services.

What is the WA Government doing to support digital inclusion?

The Western Australian Government is committed to supporting Western Australians and their communities to confidently and safely enjoy the benefits of digital technologies in everyday life.

The Office of Digital Government has developed ‘Digital Inclusion in Western Australia: A Blueprint for Achieving a Digitally-Inclusive State’ for the Western Australian public sector, industry, and community services sector to collaboratively improve digital inclusion. The draft Blueprint identifies four key priority areas for digital inclusion, focusing on digital connectivity, internet affordability, digital skills, and the design of online government services.  It aims to build collective effort across WA to guide the delivery of digital inclusion in our state.

How will my opinion on digital inclusion count?

The purpose of this consultation is for members of the community, the public sector, industry, and community services to inform the development of the final WA Digital Inclusion Blueprint. Consultation will be conducted using written feedback, with government agencies and community organisations invited to support members of the public to complete feedback surveys. The Office of Digital Government also plans to host two workshops for invited representatives.

How can I provide feedback?

If you are a member of the public who would like to share your experiences in accessing digital technology in Western Australia:

  • complete this survey online
  • Complete the paper copy 'Community Survey', downloadable below. Please return to dgov-administrator@dpc.wa.gov.au, or Department of Premier and Cabinet, Office of Digital Government, Locked Bag 3001, WEST PERTH WA 6872.

If you would like to give feedback on the draft Digital Inclusion Blueprint, we are encouraging anyone interested to provide a submission, particularly if you provide digital services, work in the area of digital inclusion, or have clients who experience digital disadvantage:

  • complete this survey online
  • Complete the paper copy 'Blueprint Survey', downloadable below. Please return to dgov-administrator@dpc.wa.gov.au or Department of Premier and Cabinet, Office of Digital Government, Locked Bag 3001, WEST PERTH WA 6872.

Please contact dgov-administrator@dpc.wa.gov.au or 6552 5235, if you have any queries or questions about this consultation.

All responses are due by 5:00pm on 18 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable opinion

Page reviewed 23 July 2020