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Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19

Current project

Life during COVID-19 will explore how Australians are coping with the Coronavirus pandemic

The Families in Australia Survey is AIFS’ most comprehensive survey. Its scope is every person in every type of family. Its aim is to show how families and the individuals in them adapt to social, economic and personal circumstances.

Life during COVID-19 is our first Families in Australia Survey. It will paint a picture of how everyday Australians are coping with and adjusting to the Coronavirus pandemic, one of the greatest health, social and economic challenges in world history.

AIFS will share the insights drawn from the Families in Australia Survey with the general public and with non-government and government agencies, to help them develop the supports that families need.

More information

Contact us for more information about the survey via email fia-survey@aifs.gov.au.

Privacy and ethics

AIFS adheres to strict privacy and ethics practices. This research has been approved by the AIFS Human Research Ethics Committee.

All information collected from you in the Family Survey will be kept confidentially and will be stored securely in accordance with the AIFS Privacy Policy. Your responses to the survey will be de-identified and will be accessible only to the members of the AIFS research team on a need-to-know basis. The survey responses will be stored on secured servers onsite at AIFS in Melbourne, Australia.

AIFS respects and upholds your rights under the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) contained in the Privacy Act 1988(Cth) (Privacy Act). Please see our Privacy Policy regarding our obligation to protect your privacy rights.

You can contact our privacy team if you have any questions regarding how we manage, use and store personal information.

Email: aifs-privacy@aifs.gov.au
Telephone: (03) 9214 7888 

If you would like more information about the survey you can read the Participant Information Sheet.



Mikayla Budinski
Research Officer


May 2020 - September 2021

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