Census night is on Tuesday 10 August 2021.
Paper forms should now have been delivered to households in some rural and regional areas.
By early August, households will receive instructions on how to take part.
This year you can complete your Census as soon as you receive your instructions, if you know who will be home on Census night. This is different to past years when you had to fill in your form on Census night.
Census staff will be working in remote communities. They can do face to face interviews with people living there between July and August 2021.
- Late July 2021 – paper forms will be delivered to households in some rural and regional areas
- By early August 2021 – Households receive instructions on how to take part
- 10 August 2021 – Census night
- After Census night – Households who have not responded will receive reminder letters and visits from Census staff
- Late August 2021 – Field staff start visiting households that have not responded
- June 2022 onwards – Release of 2021 Census data starts.