Survey participants

Take the survey

The 2017 survey is now open! You can do the survey online*, or over the phone when you receive a call from Wallis Market & Social Research.


Thanks so much for your participation! Spending just 20 minutes doing this voluntary survey helps us understand what’s going in your life. You can make a real difference in bringing about change to the services and programs aimed at supporting young Australians. See Your questions answered for more information.

Update your details

So we can keep in touch, please let us know if your contact details change. You can choose ANY of the following methods to update your details:

  • Update your details online*
  • Email*
  • Call 1800 241 271 (toll free for most mobiles)
  • Fill out the reply paid form on the bottom of the letter we sent you and post it back to our survey conductors, Wallis. You may wish to place it in an envelope to keep your personal details hidden. You won’t need to use a stamp, just copy the reply paid address onto the envelope.

* You'll need your LSAY ID, which you'll find on the letter we sent you.

Your privacy is important to us. See our Privacy Notice for more information.

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For participants

Schools Project Participants

If you recently received an LSAY survey pack at school, you’re part of the ‘Y15’ schools project. Click here for more information.

LSAY Participants
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If you’ve been involved in LSAY since 2009, and you’re aged between 22 and 23 years, you’re part of the ‘Y09’ group. Click here to see what’s in it for you.

Have you been part of LSAY since 2015? Are you aged between 16 and 17 years? You’re what we call the 'Y15' group. Click here to see what’s in it for you.

Have you recently been contacted about LSAY but have yet to complete a survey? We need you! Click here to see what’s in it for you.

For parents

LSAY is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and follows young Australians over a 10-year period as they transition through school to further study, work and beyond. If your child has been chosen to take part they will be contacted once a year, for 10 years to complete a 20 minute survey. They will be contacted by phone and asked to share information about their current education, work and social development status. Alternatively, they can complete each survey online.

The information collected as part of the survey can help to improve education outcomes, provide better training and essential work skills, and create more positive and meaningful lives for future generations. Information collected remains anonymous at all times, and participant contact details are kept private and confidential by Wallis Strategic Market & Social Research, an accredited research organisation. The use of data is restricted to research purposes only and is not to be used for commercial or financial gain. Detailed data can only be accessed via the Australian Data Archive (ADA) and requires authorisation from the ADA National Manager.

LSAY has helped organisations:

  • provide more tailored career information and assistance
  • give greater insight into the impact of working and studying on students
  • provide a basis on how not-for-profit organisations can help young Australians from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

By sparing just a few moments each year to share what's been happening in their life, your child could make a real impact on the future of education, training and work in Australia. And as their parent or caregiver, your encouragement is vital. So if your child is chosen to participate make sure you show your support.

For more information see About LSAY.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about taking part in LSAY contact us by: