How the ABS will contact you during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    If you have been selected for one of our household surveys, you will receive letters from us explaining your role in this survey. In response to COVID-19 the ABS has a number of different strategies in place across the states and territories to ensure you have the support you need to complete your survey. To find out more about our strategies, please refer to your state or territory below. If you would like more information about our surveys please go to our Information for Survey Participants page.

    Australian Capital Territory

    • An ABS Field Interviewer may attend your home to discuss a survey you have been selected to participate in at your doorstep.
    • The ABS Field Interviewer will look to book a time with you to complete a telephone interview or to suggest you complete your survey online if that option is applicable at the time.
    • You may find hand delivered mail in your letter box or on your doorstep.
    • No interviews will be completed at your home at this stage.

    New South Wales

    • An ABS Field Interviewer may attend your home to discuss a survey you have been selected to participate in at your doorstep.
    • The ABS Field Interviewer will look to book a time with you to complete a telephone interview or to suggest you complete your survey online if that option is applicable at the time.
    • You may find hand delivered mail in your letter box or on your doorstep.
    • No interviews will be completed at your home at this stage.
    • In order to keep you safe, where Local Government Areas have increased restrictions in place, you are encouraged to complete your survey online where possible.

    Northern Territory

    • An ABS Field Interviewer may attend your home to discuss a survey you have been selected to participate in at your doorstep.
    • The ABS Field Interviewer will look to book a time with you to complete a telephone interview or to suggest you complete your survey online if that option is applicable at the time.
    • You may find hand delivered mail in your letter box or on your doorstep.
    • If you would prefer to complete your survey with an ABS Interviewer in your home, you may be given the option to complete the survey this way.

    Queensland

    • An ABS Field Interviewer may attend your home to discuss a survey you have been selected to participate in at your doorstep.
    • The ABS Field Interviewer will look to book a time with you to complete a telephone interview or to suggest you complete your survey online if that option is applicable at the time.
    • You may find hand delivered mail in your letter box or on your doorstep.
    • If you would prefer to complete your survey with an ABS Interviewer in your home, you may be given the option to complete the survey this way.

    South Australia

    • An ABS Field Interviewer may attend your home to discuss a survey you have been selected to participate in at your doorstep.
    • The ABS Field Interviewer will look to book a time with you to complete a telephone interview or to suggest you complete your survey online if that option is applicable at the time.
    • You may find hand delivered mail in your letter box or on your doorstep.
    • If you would prefer to complete your survey with an ABS Interviewer in your home, you may be given the option to complete the survey this way.

    Tasmania

    • An ABS Field Interviewer may attend your home to discuss a survey you have been selected to participate in at your doorstep.
    • The ABS Field Interviewer will look to book a time with you to complete a telephone interview or to suggest you complete your survey online if that option is applicable at the time.
    • You may find hand delivered mail in your letter box or on your doorstep.
    • If you would prefer to complete your survey with an ABS Interviewer in your home, you may be given the option to complete the survey this way.

    Victoria

    • An ABS Field Interviewer may attend your home to discuss a survey you have been selected to participate in at your doorstep.
    • The ABS Field Interviewer will look to book a time with you to complete a telephone interview or to suggest you complete your survey online if that option is applicable at the time.
    • You may find hand delivered mail in your letter box or on your doorstep.
    • No interviews will be completed at your home at this stage.
    • In order to keep you safe, where Local Government Areas have increased restrictions in place, you are encouraged to complete your survey online where possible.

    Western Australia

    • An ABS Field Interviewer may attend your home to discuss a survey you have been selected to participate in at your doorstep.
    • The ABS Field Interviewer will look to book a time with you to complete a telephone interview or to suggest you complete your survey online if that option is applicable at the time.
    • You may find hand delivered mail in your letter box or on your doorstep.
    • If you would prefer to complete your survey with an ABS Interviewer in your home, you may be given the option to complete the survey this way.







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