PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
A Collector will return to collect your completed form between 9 and 28 August 2006.
If you are worried about your Collector seeing your answers, just ask for a Privacy Envelope. Put your completed form inside the envelope and seal it. The envelope will not be opened by your Collector. They will pass the sealed envelope on to their supervisor.
If someone in your household wants a separate Census form for privacy reasons, just ask the Collector for a personal form and a Privacy Envelope, or phone the Census Inquiry Service on 1300 362 883.
Your personal information remains confidential to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). No information will be released in a way that can enable your details to be identified. The one exception is if you agree at question 60 to allow your personal information to be provided to the National Archives of Australia to be released after 99 years (see Time Capsule for further information).
By law, organisations (like the Tax Office, Centrelink and direct marketing companies) cannot have access to personal information from the Census.