Year ending September 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)

Key results

Domestic trips and spend

For the year ending September 2020:

  • Domestic overnight trips fell 31% to 80.3 million.
  • This resulted in spend falling 34% or $27.2 billion to $51.9 billion.

For the September quarter 2020:

  • Intrastate travel drove increased activity compared to the June quarter. Spend was down 53% to $9.7 billion and overnight trips were down 42% to 16.5 million. For the June quarter, spend fell 80% and overnight trips fell 67%.

Total tourism

For January to September 2020, total domestic and international tourism losses were $59.1 billion. These losses comprised:

  • $28.8 billion for domestic overnight travel
  • $7.3 billion for domestic day trips
  • $23 billion for international travel.


Early national data on domestic overnight trip rates suggest there may be further improvement at the end of 2020. However, the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney in the lead up to Christmas will have an impact.

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Explore overnight trips data

Interact with our data for domestic overnight trips for year ending September 2020. You can view the data by:

  • state or territory
  • capital city or region
  • interstate and intrastate trips
  • accommodation type
  • reason for travel

Data tables

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