Co-creating knowledge
to transform lives


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Who we are


Hitnet is an innovative Australian ‘Media for Development’ company that produces rich learning media with and for those living on the wrong side of the digital divide – populations marginalised by culture, technology, socio-economic disadvantage and distance.

What we do


Hitnet empowers marginalised communities by co-creating and disseminating culturally targeted information through an evolving digital eco-system.

We address the tough stuff – the chronic health and social issues like smoking, STIs, teenage pregnancy, depression and suicide. We tackle serious issues in an engaging, culturally appropriate way.

With a national network of touchscreen kiosks in some of Australia’s remotest areas, Hitnet’s content methodology maximises learning, retention and compliance through an audio-visual touch interface.

Our Values

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Our Values

Our values guide each and every business decision, and the organisations and people we choose to partner with, as we work together to fulfill our purpose. We are…


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Open-hearted and open-minded.

Whether we’re working in a community or with one of our many partners, we approach all our interactions with an open-heart and an open-mind. We’re generous with our knowledge, ideas and connections, as our partners are with us.

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Playful yet serious.

What we do is serious, and we take it seriously, but we also know how to have fun. The stories and information we share through our community hubs tackle serious problems with a playful approach, and that’s why they leave their mark.


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Passionately inventive.

We’re wildly creative and inventive and we’re always searching for new ways to advance learning. When traditional and cultural knowledge take their rightful place alongside innovative learning, literacy improves and our work transforms lives.

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Technologists at heart.

While technology is the backbone of our business, it’s also the key to unlocking the digital divide and to creatively engaging the next generation. Our community hubs are at the epicenter of interaction and connection allowing us to spread the information that really matters to the remotest corners.


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Committed to co-creation.

We don’t hold all the answers to the most challenging social problems. That’s why we’re dedicated to co-creating knowledge in each and every community in need. Together we identify the problems, and together we create the solutions.

Our Impact


In 2014, Hitnet had 48 Community Hubs in operation with almost 40,000 purposeful uses or 800 uses for each Hub. Around 60 to 65% of users identified as being either a teenager or a child, with a relatively even split between male and female users.

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This is where we are now…

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And this is where we want to be…



We have a vision that sees a Hitnet Community Hub in every community around Australia reaching over 500,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.



And we’re also expanding into PNG…

Our Team


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What’s the latest?

Meet ‘Max’, our tough new outdoor Community Hub.

There are three versions of ‘Max’ available, which one suits you?
1. Mobile Max – battery powered and used outside during the day
2. Solar Max – powered by a solar panel in his outdoor shelter
3. Electric Max – installed outside permanently, he’s connected to mains power.

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Some of our work

We worked with the Napranum community of Western Cape York, Queensland, on a community-based media production. This was a five-day workshop featuring the Indigenous Hip Hop Project and the local PCYC, with the support of mental health workers. Co-creating knowledge took place around value systems and culture, to deliver the locally developed, ‘life promotion and suicide prevention’ music video, ‘Here we go’.

In six months, ‘Here we go’ has had over 15,000 YouTube views, and been seen 800 times across the national network of Hitnet Hubs. We hope you enjoy the music video, and the ‘behind the scenes’ documentary recording the impact of this community-based production.

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The making of Napranum ‘Here we go’

Visit us for a live demonstration at…

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Hitnet is a proud member of B Corporation.

Who we work with

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Melbourne office
Julie Gibson: +61 400 501 186
Level 3, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Cairns office
Helen Travers: +61 409 590 252
187 Mulgrave Road, Bungalow, Cairns, QLD 4870

           

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