Who can get involved in the study?

IT’S OPEN TO EVERYONE

Did you know there are $6000 worth of prizes to be won?
Simply take part in the survey and register for your chance to win.

All Australians aged 18 or older are invited to take part in the study by completing the national survey.

  • What if I don’t do any fishing? We want to hear from you! We need people who don’t fish to tell us about the outdoor activities they do, and to tell us why they don’t fish – please take part!
  • What if I haven’t gone fishing for a while? We want to hear from you! You’ll be asked when you most recently went fishing, and why you haven’t gone for a while – this is an important part of understanding when fishing does and doesn’t form part of people’s lives.
  • What if I only fish every now and then? We want to hear from you! Most Australians who go fishing don’t go all the time, and we need to understand the value of fishing for the large number of people who fish every now and then, as well as for those who fish regularly.
  • What if I go fishing all the time? We want to hear from you! The survey will take longer for you to complete compared to others who don’t fish as often – thank you for being willing to invest your time to help us understand the value of fishing for you.

What do I have to do to take part? You can take part by doing the survey online: the first survey is open until 14th February 2020. If you’d prefer a paper copy of the survey, or need assistance, you can call us on 1800 981 499. Everyone who completes the survey can enter the prize draw for a chance to win one of 16 prizes worth a total of $6,000. The winners will have their choice of a Flight Centre, Coles-Myer, WISH or Bunnings gift card, to the following value: First prize: $2,000; Second prize: $1,000; third to sixth prize: $500; 10 runner-up prizes of $100. There will also be further prize draws for those who choose to participate in follow-up surveys being conducted through 2020. You can complete a short version of survey (15-20 minutes) for one entry into the prize draw, or a long version (30-40 minutes) for four entries into the prize draw. See below for prize draw terms and conditions.

How will the information I provide be used? Your information will be stored securely, and your privacy and confidentiality protected. The study has been approved by the University of Canberra Human Research Ethics Committee (Protocol number 1913). To find out more about how we ensure your confidentiality and privacy, how data will be stored and reported, and how you can withdraw from participation in the study after completing a survey, please download the study information sheet.

2019-20 Prize draw terms and conditions

Entry into the prize draw is determined by the completion of a survey on recreational fishing. Everyone aged 18 or older who completes the survey online by going to www.nationalrecsurvey.com.au or returns a completed paper survey will be eligible to enter the draw to win one of 16 prizes worth a total of $6,000. Entries for this competition open on 23 August 2019 and close at midnight, February 14 2020. The prizes will be drawn at 2pm on 28 February 2020 at the Centre for Research and Action in Public Health, Building 22B, University of Canberra, University Drive South, Bruce, ACT, 2617. The winners will have their choice of a Flight Centre, Coles-Myer, WISH or Bunnings gift card, to the following value: First prize: $2,000; Second prize: $1,000; third to sixth prize: $500; 10 runner-up prizes of $100. The winner will be notified in writing, by email or mail, by 10 March 2020 and listed on www.nationalrecsurvey.com.au and in The Advertiser newspaper on 12 March 2020.  Gift cards will be posted to winners by registered post. The minimum age of prize draw participants is 18 years. Survey promoter: University of Canberra. Contact agent: Dr Jacki Schirmer, Associate Professor, University of Canberra, Building 22B, University Drive South, Bruce ACT 2617, ABN 81 633 873 422. Phone 1800 981 499. Any prize redraw will occur three months after the first draw so as to give winners sufficient time to collect their prize, at 2pm on 28 May 2020 at the same location as the original draw. The winner from the redraw will be notified by 8 June 2020 and listed on www.nationalrecsurvey.com.au, and in The Advertiser newspaper 10 June 2020. The winner from the redraw will be notified in writing, by email or mail, and all gift cards won at the redraw will be posted by registered post. Authorised under permit numbers: T19/1373 (South Australia), TP 19_03997 (ACT), NSW_LTPS-19-37237 (New South Wales & Northern Territory).

The study is funded by the Australian government and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.