National Visitor Survey results December 2020
Our National Visitor Survey results provide statistics on how Australian residents travel within Australia.
You can find national, state and territory results for the:
- number of trips taken
- number of nights spent on a trip
- amount spent on a trip
You can also:
- read about the factors influencing travel within Australia
- see the changes compared over various timeframes impacted by bushfires and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Domestic trips and spend
For the year ending December 2020:
- Domestic overnight trips fell 38% to 72.5 million.
- This resulted in spend falling 43% or $35.1 billion to $45.6 billion.
For the December quarter 2020:
- Spend was down 31% to $14.2 billion and overnight trips were down 26% to 21.7 million. This was an improvement on the 53% fall in spend and 42% fall in overnight trips in the September quarter.
- Intrastate continued to drive the recovery in domestic overnight travel. Intrastate spend was up 22% ($1.9 billion) and the number of nights stayed were up 5%.
For the 2020 calendar year, total domestic and international tourism losses were $78.3 billion. These losses comprised:
- $35.1 billion for domestic overnight travel
- $8.9 billion for domestic day trips
- $34.3 billion for international travel.
Download the report
National Visitor Survey results December 2020 ( PDF 265KB) | ( Word 441KB).
Explore overnight trips data
Interact with our data for domestic overnight trips for year ending December 2020. You can view the data by:
- state or territory
- capital city or region
- interstate and intrastate trips
- accommodation type
- reason for travel
National Visitor Survey results data tables
Read the summary results for the year ending December2020