Reminder: You Only Have One More Week To Complete The Australian Census

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September 23 is the official Australian Census deadline. This means you only have seven days to complete the form if you haven't got around to it yet. Here's what you need to know.

It's been over a month since Australians took to the ABS website to complete the Australian Census. Thanks to a DDoS attack (or terrible planning on the ABS' part) many Australians were unable to log in on the big night.

Contrary to rumour, nobody is getting fined for not completing the census on the official "census night". The real Census deadline is actually September 23. If you fail to submit your census before this cut-off date, may receive a hefty fine of up to $180 per day.

The whole process only takes around 15 minutes. In order to use the eCensus, you’ll need to enter your 12 digit Census Login which you should have received in the mail. If you've lost it, contact the Census Inquiry Service as soon as possible. (More details here.)

If you're leery about handing over personal information to the government for whatever reason, there are ways to escape a fine with your anonymity intact. Find out how here and here.

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    If they wont take new submissions after the 23rd, how can they charge you per day for not doing it?

      That's the closure date for electronic submission. If you haven't done it, it's own and paper time.

    Which resident in the household will they fine?
    Realistically, according to the 1905 legislation, the abs are going to have to choose which adult residing in the household their going to pursue and give a direction in writing before issuing any fines. Really?

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