Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) kicked off its national farm safety survey last week.
The data it will collect include the incidence and type of farm related injuries, it said in a statement.
The goal of the research is to reduce the number of injuries on farms of all types.
ABARE deputy executive director Paul Morris indicated the survey would be used by rural health professionals who would tailor their services to farming community needs.
The survey is expected to be completed by June 2010 with state-average results released later in the year.