NSW statistics

Discover the latest statistics for NSW including domestic and international visitation, along with reports on the economic contribution of tourism to the state.

Travel to NSW

The NSW visitor economy is leading Australia's recovery from the pandemic, with new data showing NSW recorded the largest absolute increase nationally for international visitors, nights and expenditure in the year ending June 2023.

According to Tourism Research Australia, international visitors took 5.4 million trips to Australia during the period, with the lion's share - over 2.7 million - coming to NSW (up 451.3 per cent on the year ending June 2022). They stayed 67.8 million nights in NSW (up 221.5 per cent) and spent $8.6 billion (up 344.8 per cent) in the state.

NSW received a total of 38.9 million domestic and international overnight visitors (up 53.3 per cent on the year ending June 2022), who stayed 182.7 million nights (up 71.6 per cent) and spent $38.9 billion (up 98.8 per cent).

Travel to NSW: key statistics

These reports provide snapshot of visitors to the region. They include the most up-to-date details on visitor numbers, expenditure, accommodation, market share, transport and activities.

Latest release

  • Travel to NSW key statistics: June 2023

Archive

  • Travel to NSW key statistics: March 2023
  • Travel to NSW key statistics: December 2022
  • Travel to NSW key statistics: September 2022
  • Travel to NSW key statistics: June 2022
  • Travel to NSW key statistics: March 2022
  • Travel to NSW key statistics: December 2019

Travel to NSW: time series

Time series tables provide visitor statistics going back several years to help identify visitor trends over time.

Latest release

  • Travel to NSW time series: June 2023

Archive

  • Travel to NSW time series: March 2023
  • Travel to NSW time series: December 2022
  • Travel to NSW time series: September 2022
  • Travel to NSW time series: June 2022
  • Travel to NSW time series: March 2022
  • Travel to NSW time series: December 2019

Tourism region boundaries in NSW

Tourism Research Australia provides a tourism region map for NSW, based on the 2021 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard.

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