Everyone Counts - Visitors to Australia

Notice to all visitors to Australia

On Tuesday 8 August, the Australian Census will take place. Every person who is in the country on that night should be included in the Census, wherever they are staying.

Australia is counting on all tourists, backpackers, business travellers and other visitors to participate. Your absolute personal privacy is guaranteed. All information collected in the Census is confidential - by law.

So make sure you're included on a Census form, wherever you are staying on Census night.

If you are staying with friends or relatives, you can be included on their Census form.

If you are staying in paid accommodation such as hotels, hostels, guest houses, caravan parks or serviced apartments you will be given a Census form and instructions on how to complete it.

If you are camping, travelling overnight, or in any unusual locations, special arrangements have been made to give you a Census form. Please complete the Census form as instructed by the people who deliver it to you.

The Census provides a snapshot of Australia and is the best way to take stock and plan for the future. The Census provides vital information used to plan better facilities and services for many purposes, including tourism, for Australians and visitors to Australia.

For more information visit the Census website at www.abs.gov.au/census (from 8 May).