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Families in Australia Survey: May–June 2021

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This third survey will explore the ways in which Australian families are managing their relationships, connections, supports, work and finances.

The Families in Australia Survey is our flagship survey series. Its scope is every person in every type of family, with the survey open to Australians aged 18 years and over.

Following the first survey (May–June 2020), and the second survey (November–December 2020), AIFS has launched the third Families in Australia Survey in May 2021. This new survey will run from May–June 2021.

Compared to previous surveys, this one has a lesser focus on COVID, focusing more generally on family wellbeing and family characteristics. We are asking Australians 18 years and over to tell us about ways in which they and their families are managing in terms of their relationships, connections, the support they give and receive, and also their work and finances.

As a thank you for your time, five randomly selected participants will be offered shopping vouchers valued at $500 each if they opt-in the random draw at the conclusion of the survey. The selected participants will be notified by email. See terms and conditions

More information

Learn more information about the Families in Australia project, or contact us at 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 in Australia 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 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.

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


Mikayla Budinski
Research Officer


May–June 2021

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