Have you been contacted about participating in this study?
Life in Australia™ is the nation’s most methodologically rigorous online panel. This invitation-only study is a first of its kind in Australia, inviting people from all walks of life to participate monthly surveys.
Results from Life in Australia ™ surveys are generalisable to the Australian population and the sampling approach ensures that sampling errors and confidence intervals can be calculated. By comparison, non-probability ‘opt in’ online panels do not have these statistical properties.
Life In Australia™ is a research platform developed and run by the Social Research Centre, part of the Australian National University. We partner with a range of other leading civil society organisations to undertake research using the Life In Australia™ platform.
Ensure a true representation of the Australian population is reached in social research projects of national significance.
Life In Australia™ includes both standalone and omnibus surveys. Life In Australia™ exclusively uses random probability-based sampling methods and covers both online and offline population.
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This invitation-only study is the first of its kind in Australia and invites people from all walks of life to participate monthly surveys.
By being a part of the study, your views and experiences will influence Australian researchers, policymakers, and academics. You will have a real opportunity to have your views heard and represented.
As a sign of our appreciation, you will receive a reward for completing each monthly survey. The value of the reward for a typical 15 minute survey is $10.
The money for completing each survey can be paid to you via different ways or you can choose to donate to a charitable organisation.
Don’t forget, in addition to receiving a reward, you will be helping advance our understanding of Australian society!
Participation is easy:
The Social Research Centre also abides by the principles of the Research Society's Code of Professional Behaviour (www.researchsociety.com.au/) and complies with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Will I have to complete every survey?
In order to make our surveys as accurate as possible, we ask all Life in Australia™ members to complete each survey. Most surveys will be available for completion for two weeks, so we hope that you will be able to complete each one, even if you can’t do it when we first invite you.
It’s important to respond to all surveys so that the survey results reflect the views of the Australian population and policy decisions are made using accurate information. We make every effort to keep the surveys brief.
If we haven’t received a completed survey from us, we will usually send you reminders by email or text message or we’ll give you a call.
How long do I have to be involved?
Once you join, you can remain in the study for as long as you wish. Participation is completely voluntary. However, the study relies on your participation in order to ensure that our survey results are as accurate as possible. The surveys topics are engaging and provide you with an opportunity to contribute to major policy decisions. Even if you’re going away or wish to take a break, you can stay in the study and re-join when you return. All the same, you are free to withdraw at any time and can do so by contacting:
Telephone 1800 023 040 between 9:00am and 8:00pm
Eastern Standard Time Monday to Friday
How do I change my email or contact information?
What happens to my survey answers?
All answers you provide to surveys conducted through Life in AustraliaTM are securely stored by the Social Research Centre and will remain strictly confidential. Survey responses are de-identified as soon as practicable following completion of a survey.
De-identified responses will be analysed to better understand Australian society and improve policy and services. Along with being published in reports and journal articles, results from the surveys may be communicated in national and local media, as well as used for further academic research. All publications relating to this survey will report on aggregated data, so no individual responses will be presented.
De-identified survey responses are provided to the client organisations who have funded the research for further analysis and may be lodged with the Australian Data Archive.
Can I have a receipt for my charitable donation for tax deduction purposes?
Donations are made by the Social Research Centre in bulk payments quarterly. The value of the donation is not able to be used for individual income assessment purposes. Should you wish to request proof of the donation, please send your request to LifeInAus@srcentre.com.au or Life in AustraliaTM, PO Box 13328 Law Courts, Victoria 8010.
How much have Lina members donated to charity?
Life in AustraliaTM has been running since the end of 2016. So far, participants in the Life in AustraliaTM study have donated across the following charities:
All charities are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. You can search the Commission’s register at www.acnc.gov.au. The list of selected charities to choose from is generally refreshed every year with consultation with members about which options they would like.