For information contact us - email at contact@computerpals.org.au or phone 02 4961 6576 (during business hours)

Class Timetable and Course Descriptions

For 2019 Term 3 Class Timetable 

click here

UPDATE.... Due to demand we have added an additional Files & Folders course over 2 weeks - 17/9 & 24/9 12:30 to 2:00 cost $10 (see the Term 3 Class Timetable)

For all course descriptions (see what you can learn) – click here.

If you see a class you would like to do please contact in person, by phone 4961 6576 or email: contact@computerpals.org.au and request a class (we will do our best to arrange something for you).

2019 Club Calendar (revised 23/4/2019) is also available - click here.

Be Connected - What is it?

Be Connected is an Australia wide Federal Government initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. There are online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence.

ComputerPals for Seniors – Newcastle Inc. is a Be Connected Network Partner.

Be Connected classes are FREE

If you have a need to develop skills to use a computer/tablet or smart phone - these classes are for you. The training is offered in small groups to allow personalised learning and one-on-one coaching. Phone 4961 6576 to enrol in the program through us and get our support.

CLICK HERE for the Be Connected website for more information and scroll down for an introductory video

ComputerPals Mission

Our mission is to educate seniors in the use of computers and other technology (phones & tablets) as a way of enriching their lives and making them more self-reliant. We bridge the generation gap and assist seniors to find ways to benefit the community through their collective experience and knowledge.


Classes are normally up to a maximum of eight people in computing subjects that chances are you need to improve your knowledge and skills using modern technology. The scope of subjects is fairly broad - covering applications using desktop computers, laptops, tablets and phones. Your specific needs should be discussed with a tutor - ideally at the next enrolment day where we can work together to identify the appropriate class(es) for you and you can enrol in the class at the same time.

And lets not forget our interest groups: MemoryPals (recording your family memories and memorabilia digitally and by other various methods) 1st Monday Monthly 1:00 pm, WriterPals (creative writing) 2nd Monday Monthly 1:00 pm, DigiPals (digital photography) 3rd Monday Monthly 1:00 pm.

These are group activities and not a class but hopefully it will still be a fun learning experience. Donation $2 on the day.


We also have Laptops Assistance Sessions on the 2nd Friday Monthly 10:00 to 12:00 and Device Assistance Sessions on the 4th Friday Monthly for iPads/iPhones 10:00 to 11:30 and Android Tablets/phones from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Cost is $5. We do ask you to book in to these sessions in advance so we can try to get sufficient tutors along to assist you.


On top of all that, we are a fun group who enjoy the social contact with other seniors with morning teas once a term and occasional social outings once a term - see our Club Calendar. you are invited to join us!





SAVE THE DATE! - Saturday 24th August 

Our next social outing will be to the Maitland Regional Art Gallery on Saturday 24th August.
Records show that buildings existed on this site in what is now known as High Street. The building has had many uses over the years, including a candle factory for soap making, a warehouse, a general store, a coach & buggy factory and for some 75 years the Maitland Technical College. The tech college then moved to Metford, and following a few years of private ownership, the building was purchased by Maitland City Council who opened it as the Maitland Regional Art Gallery in November 2003. During 2008, the gallery was closed for significant renovations and extensions before re-opening in 2009. Currently, it comprises 5 major exhibition areas, 6 smaller areas (mainly for children), a shop and café`.   
For our visit, we will meet at the café for morning tea and then inspect the various exhibitions currently showing. We will also have the opportunity to wander through the Collection Store, talk with MRAG staff and discover the treasures currently stored in this area. Some of you might then take the opportunity of lunching together somewhere??? Details are as follows;
Where: Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 230 High Street, Maitland.
When: Saturday 24th August 2019
Time: Meet in the Café 9.30-9.40am
Parking: Behind the Art Gallery (see map).
Please click here to download the attendance form, complete it and send to us so we will know who to look out for. The Art Gallery has a ramp to the front entrance, flat going to the rear and a lift provided indoors for those of us less mobile.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Want To Join? - For a Membership form, click HERE, print it, complete it and send or deliver it to us.

Cash payments cannot be made to tutors. 

Payments are only made to the Treasurer by mail, through the bank or online banking or in cash at Enrolment Days or Morning Teas.

For more information go to the 'Payments' tab above and follow the instructions regarding payment.

Who Provides Our Training?

Tutoring is provided by a band of volunteers, prepared to share their knowledge and give their time, so that we can provide training at minimum cost. Being a member of ASCCA ( Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association ), we have access to ASCCA's resources and links to other Seniors' Computing Clubs throughout Australia. If you would like to become involved as a tutor, or if you know someone who has the skills but is not yet a member, please contact our Tutor Co-ordinator.


PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576

Location: 15 Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW 2296