National Prospecting and Fossicking Survey

The goal of this survey is to collect up to date Data about how much our Hobby and way of life contributes to the Australian economy. We Aim to get as many respondents as possible to complete the survey to present our position to our Government as needed.
The information collected will be made available to the great organisations who are already fighting for our rights on a state and local level but we need to make it clear we do not just stay in our home state and we have rights.

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* 1. How often do you engage in Fossicking?

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* 2. When you are Fossicking do you engage with or go with others? Select multiple answers if they apply to you

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* 3. How many years have you been engaged in fossicking?

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* 4. Do you consider Fossicking just a hobby or is it a way of life for you?

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* 5. When Fossicking Do you travel far from your home town?

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* 6. If you Travel when Fossicking please select multiple answers that apply

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* 7. Do you have or have you purchased a miners right or similar in your home state? please select all that apply

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* 8. If you travel interstate or to gold mining regions within your state do you spend money in these areas? select all that apply

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* 9. If you have travelled interstate and engaged in Fossicking which states have you visited? if you have not travelled please select your home state

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* 10. If there were or are restrictions on equipment in other states would that effect your likelihood to travel to those states for holidays?

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* 11. As a Fossicker have you purchased any tools or items to aid in your search for Minerals?

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* 12. At an estimate how many dollars do you think you have spent in Australia to facilitate or whilst engaged in Fossicking?

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* 13. With the Gold or Minerals You find does it cover your costs?

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* 14. Do you think Prospecting has a positive effect on your local Economy or those towns which you frequent while fossicking?

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* 15. Do you believe water transfer pumps used during fossicking cause significantly more damage that standard events like flooding, development, trees falling or other natural causes?

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* 16. What if any are your concerns about Fossicking in your state?

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* 17. Do you feel that your state supports you in Fossicking?

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* 18. If while Fossicking you were made aware of someone engaged in illegal activities would you report the matter?

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* 19. Are you confident that you maintain good knowledge of what you can and cannot do when engaged in Fossicking in your region?

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* 20. When you are fossicking do you do any of the following?

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* 21. Have you voted in any state or Australian Elections?

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* 22. Would you vote for a political party if they represented your rights for fossicking in Australia?

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* 23. Would you consider becoming a Member of a Political Party if they represented your interests in fossicking on a National Level?

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* 24. Supplying your Details are completely optional and will never be used for commercial purposes. If you supply your details and would like to be kept up to date with any action taken to support our rights Nationally or would like to be involved then we encourage you to supply an email and or contact number and Name and location. This will aid in our movement.
Please move the slider to indicate how Involved you would like to be in a national push for more rights.

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* 25. What is your name?

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* 26. What is your Town or Suburb?

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* 27. In What State does your Suburb or town reside?

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* 28. At what email address would you like to be contacted?

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* 29. What is your best phone contact should you wish to be contacted?

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