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June 2013 Quarterly Results of the International Visitor Survey

International Visitors in Australia: June 2013 quarterly results of the International Visitor Survey
Release: 4/09/2013

This report contains results from the International Visitor Survey for the June quarter 2013, including information on the travel behaviour of international visitors at a state/territory and national level.

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Key Findings


Total international visitors (year ending 30 June 2013)

  • There were 5.8 million international visitors to Australia, an increase of 5% compared to YE 30 June 2012.

Visitor nights

  • International visitors spent 213 million nights in Australia, up 8% compared to YE 30 June 2012.


  • New Zealand was the largest source of visitors (1,086,974), followed by China (646,779), United Kingdom (573,978) and USA (464,634).

State/territory visits

  • Over half of international visitors visited New South Wales (51%), followed by Queensland (36%) and Victoria (32%).

State/territory visitor nights

  • International visitors spent a third of their nights in New South Wales (33%), followed by Victoria (22%) and Queensland (22%).


  • The majority of international visitors arrived in Australia on a holiday (45%), followed by those visiting friends and relatives (25%), and those travelling for business (16%).

Return visits

  • Most international visitors were on a return trip to Australia (63%).


  • Inclusive package travellers accounted for 15% of international visitors, while group tour travellers accounted for 9% of international visitors.


  • International visitors spent a total of $19.3 billion, an increase of 6% from YE 30 June 2012. The average spend per international visitor trip was $3,321.



In the coming months, TRA will be introducing more and more interactive content to the website enable you to explore our data. To view a fairly simple first step in this process with the IVS data, please click on the image below.




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