Indian visitors hit new record

Captain Cook Cruises, Sydney Harbour, NSW

20 July 2016

Signifying Australia’s growing popularity among Indian travellers, the Australian High Commission in New Delhi has granted a record 150,000 visitor visas during 2015-16.

Celebrating this milestone, the Australian High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu congratulated the 150,000th visa recipient, Mrinal Dutt, who will be travelling to Australia later this year.

According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, Australia received the highest-ever Indian visitation, in any given month, for May 2016. Total arrivals for the year ended May 2016 were 238,000, an increase of 8.1 per cent, making India the ninth largest inbound market for arrivals to Australia.