Welcome to the Social Research Centre

The Social Research Centre provides the Australian social science research community with access to world-class survey research services and a full range of survey design, data management, analytical and qualitative skills.

Our motivation stems from the desire to collect data of the highest quality, to undertake research in the public good and to enhance knowledge and contribute to informed decision-making.

Our goal is to be internationally acknowledged as a centre for excellence in the provision of social science research services.
2015 National Social Cohesion Survey


The Social Research Centre is proud to have partnered with Monash University and the Scanlon Foundation in undertaking the 2015 National Social Cohesion Survey.  The survey program, which commenced in 2007, makes a vital contribution to the national debate with regard to issues pertaining to social cohesion, immigration and racism.

The video presentation which accompanied the launch can be also be viewed here.


Australia@2015 is a first in Australian public opinion surveys. For the first time, an Australian survey will be conducted in English and a broad range of community languages, nineteen in total, with a focus on the languages of recent arrivals.

Australia@2015 will provide understanding of the outlook of Australian-born and immigrants at a critical time in the nation's history - a time of population growth, rising security concerns and questioning of the working of Australian democracy.

Australia@2015 builds on eight years of Scanlon Foundation surveying and is led by Professor Andrew Markus of Monash University.

For more information and the survey link please go to the Monash University website.
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2015 VicHealth Awards finalist
We are very proud to be nominated for the 2015 VicHealth Awards - Research into action, for our National Community Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women Survey (read more about the awards and read the full report on the VicHealth Website).

The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is a joint initiative of the Social Research Centre and the Australian National University (ANU).  The Centre provides significant Australian capacity in undertaking research into applied social research and evaluation methods.  Visit their website to find out more.