If you’re over 18 and you’re details are correct on the electoral roll, you should receive your survey in the post any time from September 12th. We encourage you to fill out the survey and return it as quickly as possible. Make sure you post it no later than October 27th.
If you haven’t received a survey by September 25th or if your survey has been damaged, you can request a replacement from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Here are some key dates to keep in mind:
Thursday, 24 August 2017 (midnight local time) – The electoral roll closed.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 – Mailing of forms and collection begins.
Monday, 25 September 2017– All survey packages (which have a staggered delivery schedule) should be received by this date.
Friday, 20 October 2017 (6pm local time) – Final day for requesting or picking up replacement survey forms, or for requesting a Secure Access Code to access telephone and online response options.
Friday, 27 October 2017 – Please mail your form back to the ABS by this date to make sure it counts.
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 (6pm local time) – The survey closes. If your survey is received after this, it will not be counted.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 – Survey results published on the ABS website. The Australian Statistician will publish a statement on the quality and integrity of the survey.
ABS website https://marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au/