Regional NSW statistics

Key statistics for regional NSW, the largest and most diverse regional economy in Australia. Includes tourism statistics for our 11 regional tourism regions.

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In the year ending June 2023, there were 26.4 million overnight visitors to regional NSW (up 48.9 per cent on the year ending June 2022), who stayed 84.8 million nights (up 27.4 per cent) and spent $25.3 billion (up 58.8 per cent).

Regional NSW attracted 2.3 million overnight visitors in the month of October 2022, with expenditure at $1.8 billion, up 41 per cent on the same month in 2019.

Data in this section is sourced from the Tourism Research Australia (TRA) National Visitor Survey (NVS) and International Visitor Survey (IVS). TRA is a branch within Austrade and is Australia's leading provider of visitor economy intelligence across both international and domestic markets.

Latest release

  • Travel to regional NSW snapshot: June 2023

Archive: snapshots

  • Travel to regional NSW snapshot: March 2023
  • Travel to regional NSW snapshot: Dec 2022
  • Travel to regional NSW snapshot: Sept 2022
  • Travel to regional NSW snapshot: December 2021
  • Travel to regional NSW snapshot: September 2021
  • Travel to regional NSW snapshot: June 2021
  • Travel to regional NSW snapshot: March 2021

Latest release: time series

  • Travel to regional NSW time series: June 2023

Archive: times series

  • Travel to regional NSW times series: March 2023
  • Travel to Regional NSW time series: December 2022
  • Travel to Regional NSW time series: September 2022
  • Travel to Regional NSW time series: March 2022
  • Travel to Regional NSW time series: December 2021
  • Travel to Regional NSW time series: September 2021
  • Travel to Regional NSW time series: June 2021
  • Travel to Regional NSW time series: March 2021

Regional Tourism Satellite Account

The Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts provide information on the economic importance of tourism for each of NSW’s tourism regions. Reports include infographics and data tables for Sydney and for each tourism region in Australia.

Regional NSW accommodation snapshot: June 2023

North Coast NSW continues to lead regional NSW, accounting for 23.3 per cent of establishments and 22.9 per cent of rooms. It also leads in terms of room revenue takings in regional NSW with 24.4 per cent share.

All regional NSW areas, except for North Coast NSW and Snowy Mountains, recorded increases in occupancy rates in the March quarter 2023 as compared to the March quarter 2022.

Average Daily Rate and Revenue per available room increased across all tourism regions in the March quarter 2023, with the exception of the Blue Mountains and the Snowy Mountains.

When compared to the December quarter 2022, Central Coast, New England North West, Snowy Mountains, South Coast and the Murray recorded an increase in occupancy rates.

Local Government Area (LGA) profiles

Tourism Research Australia prepares profiles for Local Government Areas (LGAs) with adequate International Visitor Survey and/or National Visitor Survey sample to produce robust results. Data is averaged over four years, which minimises the impact of variability in estimates from year to year. It also provides more robust volume estimates. Profiles are provided for international travel, domestic overnight travel, and/or domestic day travel.

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