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Stay Smart Online week is an Australian Government initiative, long supported by Westpac.

This Stay Smart Online week (7-13 October), we stand united with our government partners and other Australian businesses, to bring cybercrime out of the shadows and put cyber security into the spotlight.

Cybercrime is a growing problem, both here in Australia and at a global level. The emotional and financial impact to individuals, businesses and the community as a whole is enormous.

Reversing our homepage from colour to black and white is just one way we are supporting this initiative – to show solidarity, capture your attention and raise awareness of the 'dark side' of the web.

We continue to safeguard your financial and personal information with ongoing improvements to our systems and security measures.

You too can help reverse the threat of cybercrime by taking the time to implement some simple steps to help you and your family take control of your online identity.

For more information on online security visit

1 in 5 Australians have experienced identity theft – a statistic we need to reverse.*

Many Australians still think about their personal information (phone number, date of birth, email address etc) differently to their personal belongings (car, house, wallet etc).

Isn’t it strange how we always lock our front door when we leave the house but not our computer or mobile device?

Why do our physical belongings hold more value to us than our digital identities?

The steps we take today can help protect our online identity in the same way we protect our physical belongings.


* Symantec 2018, 'Norton Lifelock Cyber Safety Insights Report: Australian Results'