Sydney statistics

Find the most recent updates on visitation figures to Sydney, the international gateway to Australia.

Quarterly snapshot: travel to Sydney

Sydney is the international gateway to Australia and its number one destination for domestic and international visitors.

Sydney was number one among all Australian capital cities for total domestic visitors (27 per cent) and nights (25 per cent) and expenditure (25 per cent) in the year ending September 2023.

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 Sydney snapshot: September 2023


  • Travel to Sydney snapshot: June 2023
  • Travel to Sydney snapshot: March 2023
  • Travel to Sydney snapshot: December 2022

Time series – travel to Sydney

Destination NSW tracks data from 2013 to 2023 via its ‘Time series – travel to Sydney’ to help businesses predict visitor demand.

Latest release

  • Travel to Sydney time series: September 2023

Latest Releases

  • Travel to Sydney time series: June 2023
  • Travel to Sydney time series: March 2023
  • Travel to Sydney time series - December 2022

Sydney precinct visitor profiles

Destination NSW produces yearly visitor profiles that provide localised information on international visitors, domestic overnight visitors and domestic daytrip visitors.

Latest releases

  • Western Sydney visitor profile 2022
  • Bondi visitor profile 2022
  • Manly visitor profile 2022
  • The Rocks visitor profile 2022
  • Darling Harbour visitor profile 2022
  • Chinatown visitor profile 2022
  • Kings Cross visitor profile 2022

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