International Visitors in Australia: September 2013 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey
Release: 04 Dec 2013
This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the September quarter 2013, including information on the travel behaviour of international visitors at a state/territory and national level.
Total international visitors (year ending 30 September 2013)
- There were 5,889,197 international visitors to Australia, an increase of 5% compared to YE 30 September 2012.
- International visitors spent 212 million nights in Australia, up 4% compared to YE 30 September 2012.
- New Zealand was the largest source of visitors (1,093,166), followed by China (676,445), United Kingdom (579,233) and USA (465,378).
- Over half of international visitors visited New South Wales (51%), followed by Queensland (35%) and Victoria (33%).
State/territory visitor nights
- International visitors spent a third of their nights in New South Wales (33%), followed by Victoria (22%) and Queensland (21%).
- The majority of international visitors arrived in Australia on a holiday (45%), followed by those visiting friends and relatives (26%), and those travelling for business (15%).
- Most international visitors were on a return trip to Australia (62%).
- Inclusive package travellers accounted for 15% of international visitors, while group tour travellers accounted for 9% of international visitors.
- International visitors spent a total of $19.3 billion, an increase of 3% from YE 30 September 2012. The average spend per international visitor trip was $3,285.