Welcome to Life Patterns

Life Patterns is one of the longest running longitudinal studies of young people in Australia.

To participate in the study, follow the three steps below:

  1. Have one of your parent(s)/carer(s) fill their consent form
  2. Fill your consent form
  3. Complete the survey

Note: To participate in the study, you will need to provide a valid personal email address and the School Identifier Code (e.g. ABC01) given to you by your school.

Each participant from an eligible school* will automatically enter a draw have a chance to win a $100 digital prepaid Mastercard gift card (one gift card per school). For the duration of the project, gift cards will be distributed every year on a lottery basis for participants who complete the surveys.

*In 2022-23, this compensation is only available to schools from New South Wales and Tasmania.