National Seniors Social Survey – It’s back!

The information you provide goes into our research and policy campaigns. Help make a difference today.

One of the many casualties last year from COVID-19 was our very own National Seniors Social Survey. The pandemic forced us to shelve it for the first time in 12 years. 

The good news is that this year it’s back.

On Monday our CEO, Professor John McCallum emailed the survey to you, our members and supporters.

In case you missed it, please find a link to the survey below, as well as some important information for you to consider.

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You're invited to take part in our National Seniors Social Survey for 2021

The National Seniors Social Survey asks our members and the broader community aged 50 and over what they think about important issues affecting older Australians. Thanks to you, we receive rich and insightful responses every year. The information you give us goes into our research reports and policy campaigns. We do our best to represent your needs directly to government and policymakers. 

So, this year we would like to ask for your help again. The questions are about preparation for care in later life, wellbeing, technology, end of life decisions, and some other issues we think might be important to you. 

This survey has National Health and Medical Research Council endorsed ethics approval. Under this approval your answers will be completely confidential. No information will be made available that would identify you in any way.  

What do you need to do?

Put aside some time to complete our online survey. It should take you about 30 minutes depending on how fast you do it. If you cannot complete the survey in one sitting, you can come back later to complete the questions (as long as you leave your computer running and the survey open). The survey automatically saves your responses each time you press the “Next” button so you will not need to enter them twice. 

Anyone aged over 50 can participate, so feel free to share this survey invitation with your friends. Before doing the survey, you will be asked to read a Participant Information Statement that will give you more details about the survey 


This research is co-funded by National Seniors Australia, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Challenger Ltd. 

The online survey will close at 11:59pm Monday 01/03/2021

Thank you in advance for sharing your experiences and views. If you have any questions, please contact me on (02) 6133 7910 or email our Research Officer Dr Diane Hosking at 

Professor John McCallum
Director of Research 

To request a paper version of the NSSS-9

Contact the National Seniors Research Office on 02 61 337 914

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