Visitor Arrivals Data

For an overview of the international visitor arrivals and expenditure results for year ending 31 March 2016, download the International Tourism Snapshot. For the latest arrivals figures, see below.

Latest visitor arrivals data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 'Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, June 2016'.

Visitor arrival highlights for June 2016

  • There were 555,800 visitor arrivals during June 2016, an increase of 13.7 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year.
  • This brings us to 7.85 million visitor arrivals for year ending June 2016, an increase of 10.0 per cent relative to the previous year. This represents an extra 715,000 visitors on the previous year. 
  • Leisure arrivals (Holiday + VFR) continued to drive international arrivals growth, with an increase of 13.7 per cent over the 12 month period. Business travel is showing signs of softening, with declines of 2.2 per cent for the same period.
Main purpose of visit Year ended June 2016  YOY % change  June 2016 YOY % change 
Holiday 3,917,600 20.7% 276,700 29.4%
VFR 2,037,900 2.3% 147,100 7.8%
Business 601,200 -2.2% 48,300 2.3%
Convention/Conference 199,700 -10.7% 13,700 -16.0%
Employment 287,000 -7.1% 20,900 -17.7%
Education 489,800 14.4% 26,200 0.0%
Others 313,400 -1.8% 22,900 -3.4%
Total 7,846,900 10% 555,800 13.7%

Download the full visitors by market chart.

For upcoming release dates of arrivals figures, see below.

Release date Arrivals data 
Friday 9 September 2016 Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, July 2016
Monday 10 October 2016 Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, August 2016
Thursday 10 November 2016   Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, September 2016
Monday 12 December 2016 Overseas Arrival and Departures, Australia, October 2016
Monday 16 January 2017 Overseas Arrival and Departures, Australia, November 2016
Monday 13 February 2017 Overseas Arrival and Departures, Australia, December 2016

Archive of arrivals data

View the archive of arrivals data by month.