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Regional Wellbeing Survey 2017

The Regional Wellbeing Survey’s mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia.

To achieve this, each year the University of Canberra asks people across Australia to take part in our survey.

Your participation in the survey makes a difference, as it means the Regional Wellbeing Survey Team at the University of Canberra can produce data communities and organisations can use to inform their planning and decision making.

This survey aims to understand how the wellbeing of people living in rural, regional and urban areas of Australia is changing, and the things that are affecting quality of life (in good and bad ways) in different communities.

The survey asks people about the quality of life in their community, their wellbeing, and their views about a number of issues affecting rural and regional communities. The survey results are made publicly available, and produce results for every community and group from which it receives more than 100 responses.

You can access results from the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 surveys here.

This year the team is conducting a ‘pulse check’ survey: it’s shorter than previous years, but still lets us track how quality of life is changing across Australia.

This year there is also a special section asking about access to support, including how easy it is to access support services such as GPs, mental health and other services in your community.

All survey participants aged 18 or over can enter the draw to win one of 16 prizes worth a total of $7,000. Winners receive their choice of either a Flight Centre, Coles-Myer, WISH or Bunnings giftcard, to the following value:

  • First prize: $2,000;
  • Second prize: $1,000;
  • third to sixth prize: $500;
  • 10 runner-up prizes of $200.

The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous, and closes on 21 December 2017, at midnight.

The 2017 Regional Wellbeing Survey is now open here. Please take a moment to complete this year's survey.

Call 1800 981 499 if you’d like a paper survey, or for help with the survey.

Click here for more nformation about the study, your privacy and confidentiality,


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