About

About the survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is undertaking the voluntary Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

The Treasurer, under the Census and Statistics Act 1905, directed the Australian Statistician to collect and publish statistical information from all eligible Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll, about their views on whether or not the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry.

The survey asks one question: should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?

Survey materials have been mailed to eligible Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Please complete the survey using the instructions provided and mail it back straight away.

If you need help completing your survey, are overseas or live in a remote area, there’s a wide range of information, support and assistance available on our website. 

All survey responses must be received by 6pm on 7 November 2017 using the Reply Paid envelope provided.

Survey results will be published on the ABS website on 15 November 2017.

Your response will be completely confidential. It cannot be connected to you. The ABS will destroy all information collected at the end of processing.