Deadly Digital Communities - dream big

The aim of Deadly Digital Communities program has been to help close the digital divide in Queensland by working with remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop and build digital literacy skills to use digital technologies to access health, social, financial and other online government services.

Between 2017 to 2021, over 5,600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have embraced digital technology by participating in free training sessions delivered across the state through participating IKCs and public libraries. 

The Deadly Digital story

The Deadly Digital Communities Program has been an initiative of State Library of Queensland and Telstra in partnership with local government through their Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) and public library services. It is a community-based digital technology skills training program for regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Queensland with the aim to increase digital literacy.

Digital literacy is an essential skill in the digital age as more services and daily interactions move online. The Australian Digital Inclusion Index reports that digital inclusion is steadily increasing in Australia, however in multiple digital inclusion dimensions, access to digital technologies and digital skill building is limited for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Deadly Digital Communities has been an initiative of the State Library of Queensland and Telstra in partnership with local councils through their Indigenous Knowledge Centre or public library service.