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17 October 2017 - ABS releases latest estimate of Australian Marriage Law Postal Surveys received

As of Friday, 13 October 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates it has received 10.8 million (67.5 per cent) survey forms in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey – up from 10.0 million forms last week.

This is the third weekly estimate of the number of survey forms received and comes as time is running out for eligible Australians to order a replacement survey. Requests close at 6pm (local time) on Friday, 20 October 2017.

If you haven’t received your survey, or it’s lost or damaged – act now – contact us via our website and we will send you a new one. If you can’t access the internet, visit a capital city or regional pick-up location or call the Information Line on 1800 572 113 (8am to 8pm local time, seven days a week). This is your last chance.

Weekly updates will be provided until the survey closes on 7 November 2017. Final participation figures will be available when all processing is completed and survey results are released on 15 November 2017.

 

16 October 2017 - Act now! Order your replacement survey today.

Time is running out for eligible Australians to request a replacement form or Secure Access Code.

If you haven’t received your form, or it has been lost or damaged, you have until 6pm (local time) Friday 20 October to request a replacement form and have any previous form invalidated. 

Request a new form online on the ABS website, visit a capital city or regional pick-up location or call the Information Line on 1800 572 113 (open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week). 

You will be sent a replacement form or code, and the original will be made invalid. 

Act now before time runs out! 

 

10 October 2017 - ABS releases weekly estimate of Australian Marriage Law Postal Surveys received

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today released the second weekly estimate of the number of survey forms received for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

As of Friday, 6 October 2017, the ABS estimates it has received 10.0 million (62.5 per cent) survey forms – an increase of 0.8 million forms since the previous week.

This estimate is indicative only as it is based on the bulk containers of returned forms and not a count of individual or processed forms. It does not include forms that have been posted but not yet delivered by Australia Post to the ABS.

Weekly updates will be provided until the survey closes on 7 November 2017. Final participation figures will be available when all processing is completed and survey results are released on 15 November 2017.

Eligible Australians have until 6pm (local time) on Friday, 20 October 2017 to order a replacement survey form. Don’t delay.

If you haven’t received your form, or your form is lost or damaged, please contact us via our website and we will send you a new one. If you can’t access the internet, visit a capital city or regional form pick-up location or call the Information Line on 1800 572 113 (8am to 8pm local time, seven days a week).

 

9 October 2017 - Don’t delay. Order your replacement survey today.

Eligible Australians have until 6pm (local time) on Friday, 20 October 2017 to request a replacement form or Secure Access Code.

The quickest and easiest way to contact us and request a replacement form or Secure Access Code is via our website. You will be sent a replacement form or code, and the original will be made invalid.

Anyone unable to go online, can visit one of our capital city or regional pick-up locations or call the Information Line on 1800 572 113.

The replacement survey materials will contain a new survey form, a Reply Paid envelope and instructions on how to complete the form. If you requested a Secure Access Code, an email or SMS will be sent to your nominated email address or mobile with a unique 16-digit code.

Please complete and return your form straight away.

 

3 October 2017 - ABS releases first weekly estimate of Australian Marriage Law Postal Surveys received

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is pleased to release the first of its weekly estimates of the number of survey forms received for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

As of Friday, 29 September 2017, the ABS estimates it has received 9.2 million (57.5 per cent) survey forms.

This estimate is indicative only as it is based on the bulk containers of returned forms and not a count of individual or processed forms. It does not include forms that have been posted but not yet delivered by Australia Post to the ABS.

ABS Deputy Statistician and Taskforce Lead, Jonathan Palmer, said weekly updates will be provided until the survey closes on 7 November 2017. Final participation figures will be available when all processing is completed and survey results are released on 15 November 2017.

Mr Palmer said:

"We hope that this update will serve as a reminder to those who have not submitted their form to do so promptly if they wish to have their say.

"If you haven’t received your form, or your form is lost or damaged, please contact us via our website and we will send you a new one.

“If you can’t access the internet, call the Information Line on 1800 572 113 (open 8am to 8pm local time seven days a week) or visit a capital city or regional form pick-up location.

“Requests for new survey forms will close 6pm (local time) on Friday, 20 October 2017.”

 

28 September 2017 - ABS to publish weekly estimate of Marriage Law Postal Surveys received

To mark the start of processing of Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey forms, we will provide weekly national estimates of the total number of survey forms received from eligible Australians from Tuesday 3 October to help promote awareness of the survey. The information will be published before 5pm (AEDT) each Tuesday on our website (here) until the Survey closes on 7 November 2017.

 

25 September 2017 - Have you received your survey?

The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey is a huge logistical exercise – more than 16 million Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey packages have now been dispatched to eligible Australians.

Any eligible Australians who has not yet received their survey materials (for reasons such as an out of date address or being away from home), or anyone with a lost or damaged form, should contact us and request a replacement form.

The quickest and easiest way to request a replacement form is via our website. Alternatively, you can visit one of our capital city or regional pick-up locations or call the Information Line. You will be issued a replacement form, and the original form will be made invalid.