The Regional Wellbeing Survey’s mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. To achieve this, each year we ask people across Australia to take part in our survey. Taking part lets you have your say on issues ranging from how your community is changing to your health and your wellbeing. A big thank you to the more than 8,000 Australians who took part in our 2017 survey!

Keep checking back for new reports and data - data from the 2017 survey will be released in May 2018.

The 2017 Regional Wellbeing Survey prize draw was conducted on January 8th, 2018.
Congratulations to the prize winners: T. Lont, Vic ($2,000 gift card); G. Busacca, Vic ($1,000 gift card); J. Yates, NSW ($500 giftcard); S. Love, NSW ($500 giftcard); P. McCready ($500 giftcard); V. Lamont, Tas ($500 giftcard); A. Es., NSW ($200 giftcard); D. Gaughwin, Tas ($200 giftcard); A. Hearne, NSW ($200 giftcard); H. Edwards, Vic ($200 giftcard); B. Lablack, SA ($200 giftcard); E. Simkus, NSW ($200 giftcard); S. Walla, NSW ($200 giftcard); D. Douglas, WA ($200 giftcard); M. Finlay, NSW ($200 giftcard); M. Edgcumbe, Vic ($200 giftcard).
The ‘Capital region’ of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding parts of NSW experiences many weather extremes, having some of the coldest winters in the country, and heatwaves in summers. Climate projections predict that in the future the region will become warmer and drier, and events such as drought, bushfire, storms, floods and heatwaves will happen more often. To live well with a changing climate, better understanding is needed of who is most vulnerable to extreme weather events, and how we can support different people to cope with these events. This survey, conducted  by University of Canberra researchers and supported by the ACT Government, will help build this understanding. More than 2,000 people took part - and we'll post a link to the results as soon as the report is available.