NSW Region Map
- Megalong Valley
- The Entrance
- Barrington Tops
- Hunter Valley
- Lake Macquarie
- Port Stephens
- Jervis Bay
- Batemans Bay
- Great Lakes
- Port Macquarie
- South West Rocks
- Coffs Harbour
- Byron Bay
- Tweed Heads
New England North West
- Glen Innes
- Wagga Wagga
- Broken Hill
- Lightning Ridge
- White Cliffs
Sydney and Surrounds
- Palm Beach
- Wisemans Ferry
Destination NSW prepares several reports, snapshots, fact sheets and statistical tables based on Tourism Research Australia’s International Visitor Survey (IVS) and National Visitor Survey (NVS) results.
The IVS interviews 40,000 departing short-term international travellers to Australia aged 15 years and over. The survey is conducted in the departure lounges of the eight major Australian international airports including Sydney airport. The NVS interviews 120,000 Australian residents aged 15 years and over. The survey is conducted through mobile phone and landline telephone interviewing.
There have been several revisions to the IVS and NVS through the years, the latest being the change in the NVS methodology from January 2014 and the revision in the IVS time series from January 2005. Care should be taken when comparing current NVS results with those prior to January 2014.
As part of continuous improvement, Tourism Research Australia have made several revisions to the IVS and NVS data set through the years, the latest being the change in the NVS methodology from January 2014 and the revision in the IVS time series from January 2005. Care should be taken when comparing current NVS data with those prior to January 2014.
NSW State Visitor Statistics
NSW continues to be the number one State for total visitor nights, visitor numbers and visitor expenditure.
NSW Visitation Infographic March 2017 (PDF 281 kb)
Travel to NSW Snapshot March 2017 (PDF 305 kb)
Travel to NSW Snapshot archive:
Travel to NSW Time Series March 2017 (PDF 357 kb)
Travel to NSW Time Series archive:
Domestic Visitor Statistics
NSW Domestic Visitation Infographic March 2017 (PDF 283 kb)
Domestic Travel to NSW (NVS) Snapshot March 2017 (PDF 366 kb)
Domestic Travel to NSW (NVS) Snapshot archive:
Full National Visitor Survey (NVS) Report
International Visitor Statistics
International Travel to NSW (IVS) Snapshot March 2017 (PDF 414kb)
International Travel to NSW (IVS) Snapshot archive:
Full International Visitor Survey (IVS) report
Outbound Travel Statistics
Outbound Travel Snapshot December 2016 (PDF 222 kb)
Purpose of Visit Statistics
These snapshots are produced on an annual basis.
Holiday Travel to NSW Snapshot December 2016 (PDF 224 kb)
Business Travel to NSW Snapshot December 2016 (PDF 224 kb)
Sydney tourism statistics - Domestic and international tourism statistics for Sydney tourism.
Regional tourism statistics - Domestic and international tourism statistics for NSW tourism regions.
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