2016 Federal Election Survey Privacy Info and FAQ

The 2016 Federal Election Youth Survey is a nationwide survey of Australian young people aged 12-25 years old.

A report of survey findings will be created by Youth Action in partnership with Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).


How will you use the information I provide?

We are collecting your responses to key issues you identify in our survey. Once the survey closes on 28 April, a team of survey analysts at ARACY will look at the themes and issues you tell us about. None of the information that goes to ARACY survey analysts will have your personal contact information attached to it.

The issues you and other young people identify will then be published in a report. This report will be used to advocate getting these issues addressed during the 2016 Federal Election and showing just how important young people are. 

You are also free to use the final report in any of your own advocacy work - in fact, we encourage it!

Keeping your personal information private

Everything you say and the information you provide will be kept confidential. That means we won't use any information that would identify you specifically. You will be anonymous - even in the public report. 

We do ask for your information at the end of the survey so we can contact prize winners and to let you know when the report is ready. This is optional and we won't share your information with anyone else.

What if I decide I no longer want to complete the survey?

Your participation is voluntary. You can choose to stop at any time and that’s totally OK!

What if I completed the survey and changed my mind?

That's ok! Just send us an email at [email protected] or call us at (02) 8218 9800 and we'll try help you out.

Please note, if you have completed the survey in its entirety then changed your mind about having your responses included but have not provided contact information, we may be unable to remove your responses.

When will I find out if I won a prize?

Prize winners will be contacted from 2-6 May 2016. Once we have contacted the winners, they will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another entrant will be chosen.

Prizes will be chosen at random from eligible entrants.

The prizes are as follows:

  • Major prize: Beats by Dre Headphones valued at $300
  • Secondary prize: 1 of 5 $100 Visa Gift Cards


Still have more questions?

Send us an email at [email protected] or call us at (02) 8218 9800