There are numerous websites which pay you to make money and your opinions are extremely useful for companies looking for market research.
By participating in surveys it is unlikely you will ever be able to make a solid income, but you may be able to support your weekly coffee habit for a small investment of time.
We have compiled a list of Australian Survey and Competition websites which are worth looking into, some we have tested and some we haven’t. If you have any feedback on any of the companies on the below list we would love to hear it.
A few tips before you get started on any survey website:
1. Never give out your credit card details to a paid survey website, they should be paying you and not the other way around. Be careful giving out your mobile phone number, you may be unwillingly signing up for a service you didn’t ask for.
2. Only submit as much information as you feel comfortable giving. While they do need a bit of background and status information to target the correct surveys to you, be cautious with any personal details.
4. Do your research, do a search for testimonials from people who are part of the community. Also check the payment limit, if the threshold is $100 before you get paid it might take you a long time to get there.
5. Make a separate email account just for these websites, you may receive quite a few emails and it helps just in case you do end up with any spam emails.
However, don’t be deterred…think smart and start earning rewards:
Rewardscentral: This one we have tried and it is trustworthy. You get rewarded for shopping online, quick surveys and signing up for offers. Cheques have been received but it can take a while to get to the 3300 point mark ($30).
Sign up here: Rewards Central
My Opinions: is the sister site for Rewards Central, and the good thing is you can transfer points between the programs. You mainly get rewarded for answering surveys.
Sign up here: My Opinions
Competitions Guide: Not exactly a survey website, but an excellent portal for the competition lovers out there. It is free to sign up, and if you join now you could win 1 of 5 Dolce & Gabanna designer perfumes.
Sign up here: Competitions Guide
Toluna: An international company, but they do have a website specifically for Australians. Voice your opinion, ask questions and earn as you participate.
Sign up here: Toluna AU
Direct Competitions: An Australian website that has competitions, freebies, contents and surveys.
Sign up here: Direct Competitions
Aussie Prizes: Lifestyle prizes and rewards are up for grabs. New members have a chance to win $500 in Coles Vouchers, Win a $1,000 Mitre 10 Gift Card, Win a $500 Myer Gift Card, Win Free Petrol for a Year.
Sign up here: Aussie Prizes
Free Stuff: As the name suggests this website features freebies, competitions and the chance to be rewarded for taking online surveys.
Sign up here: Free Stuff
Dynamic Rewards: Another one where you can sign up to earn rewards.
Sign up here: Dynamic Rewards
Fat Cat Rewards: Earn cash rewards completing offers, entering competitions, taking surveys, product sampling and telling friends about Fat Cat Rewards. Join free today and every new member receives a $10 signup bonus.
Sign up here: Fat Cat Rewards
Fuel Give Away: Everyone complains about high petrol prices, and this survey website gives you a chance to win a $500 fuel voucher.
Sign up here: Fuel Give Away
GlobalTestMarket: is a community of people around the world who take online surveys for leading market research companies. Earn cash for completing online surveys with payments are made in your local currency.
Sign up here: GlobalTestMarket
iDonate: Receive special offers, promotions and online surveys in your email. For each response, a cash donation will be made on your behalf towards your preferred iDonate partner charities.
Sign up here: idonate
Ola Prizes AU: Join Ola Prizes Australia for a chance to Win an iPhone 4! All members earn an entry into the draw and it’s free to join. Members will receive offers including Paid Surveys, Competitions and Freebies.
Sign up here: Ola Prizes Australia
SMSPup: A free SMS community where you can send free SMS text messages online. Its 100% free with no hidden costs or charges. You can also use your reward points to get ringtone downloads or bonus JUST Mobile credit for your phone.
Sign up here: SMSPup
Survey Panel: An Australian survey website that has been around for a few years now. Targetted to Aussies.
Sign up here: Survey Panel
The Survey Doctor: At Survey Doctor you can earn cash, store vouchers and free samples for answering surveys.
Sign up here: Survey Doctor
WDYT: Panel Members can earn gifts, vouchers and specialty items from the huge rewards catalogue or from the auctions!
Sign up here: What Do You Think
Winning Surveys Australia: Sign up for a chance to win a Macbook. All members earn an entry into the draw, it’s FREE to join and members will receive offers including Surveys, Competitions and Freebies.
Sign up here: Winning Surveys Australia
The Great Australia Survey: You could win $30,000! Plus every week there are giveaways of over $1,000 in cash and prizes just for competing surveys and responding to marketing messages.
Sign up here: The Great Australian Survey