This webpage provides detailed information for people who have been selected to participate in the 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey. Here you will find more details about the survey, including frequently asked questions, and information on how to complete the survey and where to find the results.
We hope that you will take the time to complete the survey and share your views and opinions on drug use and policy interventions.
The survey collects information from teenagers and adults across Australia. It asks what they think about tobacco, alcohol and other drugs; and about their use of these drugs.
The survey is part of the Australian Government’s National Drug Strategy, which aims to improve Australians’ health and wellbeing. Researchers and policymakers use the results to better understand the issues surrounding tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
The survey started in 1985 and is held every 3 years. The 2019 survey is the 13th in the series. This year, about 21,000 people aged 14 and over will take part.
Participants will receive and complete their surveys between April and September, and results are expected to be released in mid to late 2020.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) runs the survey for the Australian Government Department of Health.
The AIHW has contracted Roy Morgan Research Ltd to collect the information. Roy Morgan interviewers will leave the survey at selected households between April and September 2019.
There are 3 ways to complete the survey: on paper, online, or over the phone.
Roy Morgan will return to households at an arranged time to collect the paper questionnaire or remind you to complete the survey online. If you have chosen to complete the survey by phone, a time to do this will have already been arranged with the interviewer.
Roy Morgan works to the Code of Professional Behaviour of the Australian Market and Social Research Society.
Your responses are confidential, and strictly protected by law. Section 29 of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 prohibits the release of any information about individuals collected in the survey.
The research complies with the Privacy Act 1988, and the information is only used for research purposes.
The AIHW Ethics Committee has reviewed and approved the survey project.
See the Frequently Asked Questions for answers to specific questions about the survey.
Alternatively, if you have any other questions about how the survey is conducted, or how to complete or return the survey, please call the National Drug Strategy Household Survey Hotline on 1800 000 293 (free call):
For any questions or concerns about privacy issues, or about the way in which information collected will be used, please contact the AIHW:
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