Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD)
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publishes monthly Overseas Arrivals and Departures information of short-term (under 12 months duration) international visitors to Australia, regardless of age. Overseas arrival data relate to the State of intended stay in Australia while overseas Departure data relate to the State where visitors spent the most time in Australia.
Notes on the OAD data
The ABS rebuilt its OAD data system to improve data quality. To preserve the time series, the ABS revised OAD data back from July 2004 onwards. This change impacted the OAD and the International Visitor Survey time series as international visitor estimates are benchmarked on the OAD data. January 2014 OAD results are the first to be based on the revised OAD methodology.
In February 2018, the ABS identified data quality issues affecting visitor arrivals data extending as far back as July 2017. The ABS has now revised the OAD time series. OAD reports from year ended March 2018 include revised arrivals and departure data from July 2017 onwards.
OAD Snapshot February 2020 (PDF 764 kb)
International Visitor Survey (IVS)
Tourism Research Australia conducts quarterly International Visitor Surveys of departing short-term (under 12 months duration) international visitors aged 15 years and over.
The IVS Snapshot provides the total international visitation to New South Wales. It covers visitor numbers, nights and expenditure as well as country of origin, purpose of visit, demographics, top activities, transport and accommodation statistics.
Notes on the International Visitor Survey (IVS) data
International visitor statistics are sourced from TRA’s IVS. Recent changes to Overseas arrivals data has led TRA to revise IVS estimates in the December 2018 data release. The revisions focus on purpose-of-visit estimates, with minimal change to visitor, nights and spend estimates.
Care should be taken when comparing current IVS data with previously published data.
International market profiles
The international market profiles provide snapshot and time series visitation information from each country market to New South Wales. It also reports on each country market’s purpose of travel, demographics, travel party, places visited, top activities, accommodation and transport used.
|Country||Factsheet (PDF files)||Time Series (PDF files)|
|Canada||Canada Factsheet Dec 2019||Canada Time Series Dec 2019|
|China||China Factsheet Dec 2019||China Time Series Dec 2019|
|France||France Factsheet Dec 2019||France Time Series Dec 2019|
|Germany||Germany Factsheet Dec 2019||Germany Time Series Dec 2019|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Factsheet Dec 2019||Hong Kong Time Series Dec 2019|
|India||India Factsheet Dec 2019||India Time Series Dec 2019|
|Indonesia||Indonesia Factsheet Dec 2019||Indonesia Time Series Dec 2019|
|Japan||Japan Factsheet Dec 2019||Japan Time Series Dec 2019|
|Malaysia||Malaysia Factsheet Dec 2019||Malaysia Time Series Dec 2019|
|New Zealand||NZ Factsheet Dec 2019||NZ Time Series Dec 2019|
|Singapore||Singapore Factsheet Dec 2019||Singapore Time Series Dec 2019|
|South Korea||South Korea Factsheet Dec 2019||South Korea Time Series Dec 2019|
|Taiwan||Taiwan Factsheet Dec 2019||Taiwan Time Series Dec 2019|
|UK||UK Factsheet Dec 2019||UK Time Series Dec 2019|
|USA||USA Factsheet Dec 2019||USA Time Series Dec 2019|