Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey
The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation have been published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey website.
Arrangements for Eligible Australians Overseas
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has advised paper forms will not be mailed overseas for this survey. Arrangements for Australians who will be overseas during the entire survey period of 12 September to 7 November include:
- asking a trusted person in Australia to receive their form on their behalf, open it, complete it based on their instruction and return it to the ABS; and
- request a Secure Access Code from the ABS through the Information Line or the ABS website from 25 September to 20 October 2017 and complete the survey online, via an automated telephony service or via a call centre.
If you wish to participate in the Marriage Law Postal Survey and would like to arrange for survey material to be sent to a trusted person in Australia to respond on your behalf, or request a Secure Access Code to complete the survey online, via the automated telephony service or via a call centre, you should contact the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Information Line on +61 2 6252 5262. The information Line is open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm AEST seven days a week. For more information on arrangements to support participation by overseas Australians please refer to the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey website.
The survey collection period is 12 September to 7 November 2017.
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