IS COMPLETING A CENSUS FORM COMPULSORY?
The Census is authorised by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.
At this time you are being asked to answer the questions on the Census form. If you do not answer the questions the Australian Statistician has the power to direct you in writing to provide the information and, if he does this, you are legally obliged to do so. The Census and Statistics Act (1905) provides for penalties of up to $100 a day for failure to complete and return a form when directed to do so.