The University of Canberra’s 2016 Regional Wellbeing Survey is now open and is looking to hear the views of all people living in rural and regional Australia.
The Regional Wellbeing Survey’s aim is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people in rural and regional Australia.
Taking part lets people have their say on issues that affect wellbeing and the liveability of regional communities. These issues range from access to the internet and key services, to how events such as floods and drought are affecting people, and how safe a community is, amongst others. This year, there are also some questions about experiences of caring for others, and the types of support needed by carers.
Participation helps produce real data communities 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.
Results from past surveys can be accessed from the University of Canberra’s website.
The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous, and closes at midnight, Wednesday 30 November.
Participants aged 18 or over 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.
To take part in the survey visit www.regionalwellbeing.org.au