Australian telco Goodtel raises $50,000 for charity

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva


Australian telco and social enterprise Goodtel, has achieved its first social-impact milestone, raising $50,000 in donations for its charity partners. 

Established in 2019, the carbon-neutral and B Corp-certified company operates a core business model in which it donates 50 per cent of profits to chosen charities. 

These include the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Sleepbus, Heartkids, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Burn Bright, OzHarvest, Drought Angels, Save-A-Dog, Childfund Australia, and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Aside from its donation model, the company also supports environmental enterprise, Greening Australia, which helps tackle environmental problems through wide-scale conservation efforts

Damien Gould, co-founder and MD at Goodtel, shared that the telco industry – a huge platform and a multi-billion dollar business – has the potential to do good.

“We had been running telcos for over 20 years and knew it was time to create one that was solely about doing good and making a better world for our kids and future generations.”

Gould added that the donations to the company’s charity partners demonstrate that consumers choose to make a difference by deciding where they spend their money. 

“This is just the beginning, and we can’t wait to increase the positive impact we can have with every person and business that joins us,” he concluded. 

Goodtel uses parts of the Telstra Mobile Network that cover more than 98.8 per cent of the population with 3G and 97.9 per cent of the population with 4G. 

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

A digital content manager based in the Philippines, Kaycee Enerva has written for multiple publications over several years. A graduate of Computer Science, she exchanged a career in IT to pursue her passion for writing. She's slowly practicing sustainability through period cups, and eating more plant-based food.


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