We are encouraging people from right across regional Australia to take part in this year's Regional Wellbeing Survey!
The University of Canberra runs the Regional Wellbeing Survey to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people in rural and regional Australia. To achieve this, it needs to hear the views of all people living in the bush.
Click here quick to visit the survey page!
Taking part lets you have your say on issues that affect your wellbeing and the liveability of your community. These issues range from your access to the internet and key services, to how events such as floods and drought are affecting you, and how safe your community is, amongst others. This year there are also some questions about your experiences of caring for others, and the types of support needed by carers.
Your participation helps produce real data your community can use, with results produced for every community from which more than 100 responses are received. Many organisations are now using the Regional Wellbeing Survey’s results, including us here at NFF. These results support our advocacy work on behalf of rural and regional Australia and help identify new issues and areas for us to tackle.
Results from our 2013, 2014 and 2015 surveys can be accessed on the website, and there will be more reports coming soon from the 2015 survey.
The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous, and closes on 30th November 2016, at midnight.
Everyone aged 18 or over who takes part in the survey can enter the draw to win one of 20 prizes worth a total of $9,000. You can choose to do a short or long version of the survey. People who choose to do a longer survey receive additional entries into the prize draw.
Please take a moment to complete this year's survey at http://www.regionalwellbeing.org.au/.