Year ending June 2023

The International Visitor Survey (IVS) results provide statistics on how international visitors travel in Australia. You can find national, state and territory results for the:

  • number of trips taken
  • nights spent on a trip
  • amount spent in Australia
  • total amount spent on a trip.

You can also:

  • read about the factors influencing international travel to Australia
  • see the changes compared over different time frames impacted by COVID-19
  • read about the return of international visitors to Australia.


Annual snapshot

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Spend in Australia

$21.9 billion | 71% of June 2019 levels

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Number of trips

5.4 billion | 63% of June 2019 levels

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Nights spent in Australia

193.3 million | 71% of June 2019 levels

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Total spend

$34.4 billion | 77% of June 2019 levels (includes spend outside Australia)


Quarterly snapshot

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Spend in Australia

$5.6 billion 100% of June 2019 levels

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Number of trips

1.5 million 79% of June 2019 levels

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Nights spent in Australia

49.4 million 91% of June 2019 levels

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Total spend

$8.6 billion 4% up on June 2019 levels (includes spend outside Australia)

Notes on the data

  • The year ending June 2023 results are drawn from a combination of sample and imputed data. You can find more information about this on the International Visitor Survey methodology page.
  • Unless stated otherwise, the summary results are compared to the following: 
    • the June 2023 quarter to the June quarter 2019
    • the year ending June 2023 to the year ending June 2019.
  • Spend is reported as spend in Australia. Spend in Australia is different to total spend. Total spend includes purchases made overseas such as:
    • international connections and stopovers (including airfares)
    • other pre-travel or post-travel spend in the source market or elsewhere outside Australia on expenses such as luggage, visas, duty-free retail and ground transport. 

International trips and spend key results

The number of international visitors to Australia continues to increase as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the year ending June 2023, there were 5.4 million trips to Australia. 

The top reasons for travel to Australia in the year ending June 2023 were:

  • Visiting friends and relatives with 2.2 million trips. 
    • 86% of June 2019 levels. 
    • Spend in Australia was $4.2 billion, 99% of June 2019 levels.
  • Holiday travel with 1.9 million trips. 
    • 47% of June 2019 levels. 
    • Spend in Australia was $5.9 billion, 57% of June 2019 levels.
  • Business travel with 621,000 trips. 
    • 62% of June 2019 levels.
    • Spend in Australia was $1.7 billion, 78% of June 2019 levels.
  • Education with 346,000 trips.
    • This was 59% of June 2019 levels.
    • Spend in Australia was $8.2 billion, 70% of June 2019 levels.

The proportion of trips to Australia for holiday purposes continued to increase from 32% in the year ending March 2023 to 35% in the year ending June 2023. This is the highest proportion since falling to 3% in the year ending March 2021 as a result of international border closures.  

Top 5 international visitor markets

Australia’s top 5 international markets for the year ending June 2023 were:

  • New Zealand with 978,000 trips
    • 77% of June 2019 levels. 
    • Spend in Australia was $1.7 billion, 3% up on June 2019 levels. 
  • United Kingdom with 537,000 trips.
    • 80% of June 2019 levels. 
    • Spend in Australia was $1.7 billion, 90% of June 2019 levels. 
  • United States of America with 522,000 trips.
    • 68% of June 2019 levels.
    • Spend in Australia was $1.7 billion, 84% of June 2019 levels.
  • India with 363,000 trips. 
    • 4% up on June 2019 levels. 
    • Spend in Australia was $1.4 billion, 14% up on June 2019 levels. 
  • Singapore with 309,000 trips.
    • 76% of June 2019 levels.
    • Spend in Australia was $1.0 billion, 95% of June 2019 levels. 

Total spend

Total spend in the year ending June 2023 was $34.4 billion. This was 77% of June 2019 levels. Total spend includes purchases made overseas such as international connections and stopovers, including airfares, and other pre-travel or post-travel spend in the source market or elsewhere outside Australia on things like luggage, visas, duty-free retail and ground transport.

Data tables

More information

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