Tuesday August 9 marks Census night in Australia – but what if not in Australia for the nationwide tally?
Travellers who find themselves overseas on the night of August 9, including Australian citizens, don't need to complete the Census.
That happy exemption comes out because the Census is snapshot of the country based on everybody who is in Australia on the night of August 9.
That also applies if you're flying out of Australia on Tuesday afternoon or evening.
However, if you’re travelling on an early morning flight on August 10 – even one with a 3am departure – you’ll still be in Australia on the night of August 9 and which means you have to participate in the Census.
If you'll still be in Australia but not at home – let's say a business trip or conference sees you staying in a hotel room that night – the 'accommodation provider' is obliged to provide you with a Census form to complete.
For more details, visit census.abs.gov.au or call the Census Inquiry Service on 1300 214 531.
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