Sector Census 2022

Sector Census 2022

The Museums & Galleries of NSW team is conducting a comprehensive survey of the sector. As trusted colleagues, we value your participation and insights in this research.

The purpose of the census is to gather vital information from organisations to provide an accurate overview of the sector, highlight some of the most pressing needs and assist us in providing services and advocating on your behalf.

Why is collecting this information important?
Museums & Galleries of NSW will use this information to build a ‘snapshot’ of venues and visitation, analyse trends and track progress from the previous census in 2018. The data will assist us in making informed decisions on our future policies, services, and programs, as well as help us advocate to local, state, and national government bodies on your behalf to assist them to develop policy, allocate funding, and plan and run public services.

We also know that other agencies look to the M&G NSW Census as one of the most comprehensive studies of our sector to help inform their decision making.

The final report will be made available on our website as a valuable resource for other service organisations and government bodies to promote the value of museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres as vital organisations within our communities.

Museums & Galleries of NSW will also undertake to create several key fact sheets in collaboration with other sector bodies and individuals focusing on collections, sustainability and Local Government funding among other areas.

The Museums & Galleries of NSW 2022 Sector Census asks questions about your programs, collections, staffing levels, facilities, funding, and visitation. Any data collected will be anonymised in the final report, which we hope to make available later in 2022.

We appreciate your time and have endeavoured to keep the census as short as possible.

If you are not able to complete the questionnaire for any reason could you please forward it to someone else in your organisation who can provide the information.

Download a pdf preview of the Sector Census 2022 questions

View the 2018 Sector Census

If you would like to update the contact for your organisation or have any questions regarding the Census, please contact us: