Rural Environmental and Agricultural Commodities Survey

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Purpose of the survey

The Rural Environment and Agricultural Commodities Survey (REACS) is conducted every year, in between the five-yearly Agricultural Census, with agricultural businesses throughout Australia. Your participation in REACS is essential for understanding Australia’s agricultural production and activity at regional, state and national levels. The statistics from this survey provide vital information which enables industry, business and government to make informed decisions which may assist your community or business going forward. By completing this survey, you help to ensure the results truly reflect the current state of the agricultural sector of the Australian economy.

Thank you for your participation. We acknowledge and value your time and effort participating in this survey. It is only with the support of people like you that we can continue to produce the statistics that inform important decisions affecting Australia's agriculture industry.

Frequently asked questions

About this survey

What questions are asked in REACS?

Isn’t the information you’re asking for available elsewhere?

Why has this business been included in REACS?

We are a small farm or business: should we be included in this survey?

How is the information from this survey used? Why is it important?

Do we have to answer the questions?

How long will we need to participate in this survey?

Do we have to provide figures for this survey right now?

Will the information we provide be kept safe, secure, and confidential?

Will we be paid for our time?

Do we still need to complete the survey if the business was sold before the beginning of, or during the reference period?

Do we still need to complete the survey if the business is still operating but didn't trade during the reference period?

Do we still need to complete the survey if the business has gone into liquidation or administration during the reference period?

We have already completed the survey and have received a reminder letter. What should we do?

How to complete the survey

How do we answer REACS?

We’re having trouble completing the survey online – where can we find help?

About the questions in this survey

How accurate do the figures need to be?

Why is the survey form we have received full of questions about activities in which we are not involved?

Why can't we see the figures we provided last year in the current survey web form?

Using REACS statistics

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Who can we contact for more information or to provide feedback?

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