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Travel behaviour surveys

The Sustainable Team co-ordinates a biennial Travel Behaviour Survey to collect information on the travel behaviour and patterns of the University community across all campuses and facilities.



Following on from the biennial surveys since 2013, we invite all UTAS staff members / students to participate in the 2021 UTAS Travel Behaviour Survey to help improve university transport outcomes as well as support our academics that use the data for research and teaching.

By participating, you will be entered into a regional prize draw and have the chance to win one of five $200 prizes!

This anonymous online survey will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.

The survey is open for the period 19 April – 02 May 2019.

Click on the following links to access the survey:


Student Participants CLICK HERE


Staff Participants CLICK HERE

Information for participants

We invite you to participate in the 2021 University of Tasmania (UTAS) Travel Behaviour Survey. Your participation will help your university improve transport outcomes and give you the chance to win 1 of 5 $200 prize vouchers.

What is the purpose of this survey?

Conducted by UTAS Infrastructure Services and Development Sustainability Office (ISD), the survey aims to provide reliable travel behavior information for the UTAS community across all campuses and facilities. Data obtained will be used to measure the progress of the UTAS Sustainable Transport Strategy and facilitate future transport and facilities planning. Outcomes from the study also help to inform other government agencies involved in planning and transport service provision as well as support our academics that use the data for research and teaching.

Why have I been invited to participate?

You have been invited to participate in this survey as member of the UTAS community. ALL staff and students of the University of Tasmania have been invited.

What will I be asked to do?

Participation involves completion of an online survey. Questions ask about: how you get to and from the University; inter-campus travel; use of transport facilities, information and services; and some things about you, such as age, gender and work/study status. Completion will take 10-20 minutes.

What are my rights as a survey participant?

Taking part in this survey is entirely voluntary and your responses will be anonymous. There are no consequences if you choose not to take part, and you may withdraw at any time without providing a reason, although your responses cannot be withdrawn once you have submitted the survey. We do not expect any risks to you. To enter the prize draw or show interest in other related studies you will be asked to go to a separate database link not associated with your survey responses. All data will be kept in a password-protected secure electronic database. Since data is non-identifiable information presented or shared will not identify you personally.

What will happen to the information?

Information collected will be used to identify collective travel behaviour and change over time and to estimate carbon emissions from UTAS staff commuting, used in the University’s carbon neutral certification by the Commonwealth Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard. A summary report will be available on the University's transport webpage in second semester 2021. The research may also be published in peer- reviewed journals. All data will be kept in a password-protected electronic database at the University's ISD offices, accessible only to the research team.

What if I have further questions?

For further contact Corey Peterson: or 03 6226 6203

The study has been approved by the Tasmanian Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have concerns or complaints about this study, please contact the Executive Officer of the HREC (Tasmania) Network on (03) 6226 7479 or email The Executive Officer is the person nominated to receive complaints from research participants. You will need to quote H0016363.

Past surveys

This first UTAS Travel Survey was conducted in 2013 under the award-winning Academic-Operations Sustainability Integration Program (renamed Sustainability Integration Program for Students or SIPS). It established reliable baseline information which led to the development of key performance indicators that guide continued delivery of the UTAS Sustainable Transport Strategy and facilitate future transport and facilities planning.

In 2019, more than 3000 students and staff participated in the survey, which remains the largest independent travel survey of its kind in Tasmania, outside statistics collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

For more information on UTAS Travel Behaviour Surveys, contact

Survey reports