World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee comes down under!

We have some very exciting news! Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British-born inventor of the World Wide Web, is coming to Australia this February.

iiNet is proudly hosting Sir Tim’s 10-day Australian tour, which includes free public events in Canberra, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney and Wellington.

Meet the man behind the web

Sir Tim ran the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP to you and me) client and a server through the internet back in December 1990. His input is fundamental in shaping the web we know, love and use every day!

Get involved

The first round of event registrations has sold out, but internet-lovers, geeks and fans can still get their hands on tickets to events. Keep your eye on the iiNet Facebook page for competitions coming soon.

What’s more, we’re opening up the floor to you and inviting you to submit any questions you’d like to ask the father of the world wide web.
Simon Hackett, the founder of Internode and an instrumental figure in introducing the internet in Australia, will interview Sir Tim following the Canberra event.

As well as discussing online censorship, copyright protection, and predictions for the future of the internet, Simon will ask a selection of questions from you, iiNet’s Facebook fans, Twitter followers and blog readers!

Get thinking

Leave your question for Sir Tim in the comments section of this blog. We’ll compile them all and Simon will pick the best questions to ask Sir Tim!

Stay tuned

This one-off interview between Simon Hackett and Sir Tim will be available on iiNet’s Freezone this February – stay tuned for more details and watch out in case your question is asked!

For more information on the event, check out

UPDATE: You can now watch the interview on our Freezone page here. Sir Tim talks about NeXt Cube, the political side of the web and gives his views on the role of the ISP. Enjoy!



  1. Alex says:

    How does it feel to have your name in the history books? Did you have any inkling as a child that you would do something important? – Also, thank you, we love it.

  2. Ben says:

    So iiNet… a ISP with its head office based in Perth… hosting a tour/event thats excluding Perth…. something just does not ad up here..

  3. Disappointed says:

    No appearance in Perth, the FOUNDING city and HQ of iinet? If he’s coming from the U.K., surely he could break his journey here for one night/day before he goes on to three on the east coast and one in NZ! If you’re sponsoring/paying for it, couldn’t that be arranged? I know all the Universities and every business related to computers/the internet would ‘kill’ to attend such a visit.

  4. Mysterio says:

    You seem to be missing a city..

  5. Joy Cheesman says:

    Surely,and Perth?