The federal government has announced every Centrelink office in Australia will offer free wi-fi.
Human Services and Digital Transformation Minster Michael Keenan made the announcement on Thursday last week.
Mr Keenan said the wi-fi rollout meant everyone can enjoy the simplicity and convenience the digital services have to offer.
‘‘This is giving Australians reliable and efficient access to services, whether they’re in Broome, Ballarat or Burnie,’’ Mr Keenan said.
‘‘The free wi-fi network allows customers to download and use government apps and provides access to a range of other approved online services including banking, job searches, community support, education and training.
‘‘Additionally, all of our service centres and agents have experienced staff on hand to walk people through how to use the department’s digital services, or provide support and assistance with more complex issues that cannot be resolved easily online.’’
The Department of Human Services’ network of 926 service centres, agents and access points across the country now have free wi-fi.