Tourism in Australia’s regions

Tourism plays a significant part in Australia’s economy, contributing to both GDP and employment.

This is particularly true for regional economies, where tourism often accounts for a greater share of GDP and employment than in capital cities, underlying the importance of tourism to regional Australia.

Destination Research

The Destination Research program worked with states and territories to undertake state-specific tailored research.

Local Government Area Profiles

We produce key metrics for international, domestic overnight and domestic day travellers to over 200 of Australia’s Local Government Areas.

Tourism Region Profiles

Our Tourism Region Profiles provide comprehensive tourism demand and supply data for 77 of Australia’s tourism regions and all states and territories.

Tourism Regions 2018

We provide maps of the tourism region boundaries within Australia, based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2016 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).