Feedback invited on topics for 2026 Census

Local government feedback is invited for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) review of topics for the 2026 Census.

This important national public consultation is designed to inform recommendations to the Australian Government on topics that could be included in the 2026 Census, including issues affecting councils and local communities.

Phase two of the consultation runs until 8 September 2023 and the ABS is seeking feedback on topics being considered for change or removal from the 2026 Census.

The Census will occur in 2026 and provides a snapshot of Australia including how the nation changes over time and informs critical decisions that guide our future.

You can provide feedback via the ABS Consultation Hub.

More information about the 2026 Census topic review process is available on the ABS website. You can also subscribe for updates at