Tourism Research Australia's (TRA's) monthly snapshots estimate tourism activity in the related month. We also produce quarterly and annual international tourism results.
$2.2 billion | 111% of pre-COVID levels
549,000 | 84% of pre-COVID levels
18.3 million | 91% of pre-COVID levels
International visitor spend in Australia exceeded pre-COVID levels by 11%. Trips and nights to Australia were 84% and 91% of pre-COVID levels respectively. The September 2023 results show international visitors:
The top 4 main reasons for travel to Australia in the month of September 2023:
Holiday travel with 215,000 trips.
Visiting friends and relatives with 195,000 trips.
Business travel with 67,000 trips.
Education-related travel with 30,000 trips.
Spend by international students accounted for 29% of the total monthly international visitor spend.
Australia’s top 5 international markets in the month of September 2023:
In September 2023, international visitors made 514,000 trips to Australia’s capital cities.
In September 2023, international visitors made 147,000 trips to Australia’s regional areas.
Total spend in September 2023 was $3.4 billion. This was 116% of pre-COVID levels.
Total spend includes purchases made overseas such as: