Tourism Australia does contract external companies to undertake research for our national tourism surveys.
The ‘Do Not Call Register’ prevents you from receiving tele-marketing calls, however it does not prevent you from receiving genuine market and social research calls.
Research companies are permitted to call phone numbers, even if they are not listed in the phone book. If you do not wish to participate in surveys, the interviewer will always accept a polite ‘no thanks'. People have the right to privacy and participation in research is always voluntary.