International Markets

4 April 2014

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.

Please note: 
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.

Latest OAD

OAD Snapshot March 2018 (PDF 424 kb)

Archived OAD

November 2017  | October 2017September 2017 | August 2017 | July 2017June 2017 | May 2017 | April 2017 | March 2017February 2017January 2017

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.

Please note:
Tourism Research Australia advised that the March Quarter 2018 International Visitor Survey results will not be released on 6 June 2018. TRA are working with the Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Bureau of Statistics in investigating the passenger card data used for benchmarking the survey results. TRA will advise of the new release date once issues are resolved.


Latest IVS

International Travel to NSW (IVS) Snapshot December 2017 (PDF 399 kb)

International Travel to NSW Time Series December 2017 (PDF 327 kb)

Archived IVS

September 2017  | June 2017  | March 2017

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 Snapshot (PDF files) Time Series (PDF files)
China Canada Canada Snapshot Dec 2017 Canada Time Series Dec 2017
China China China Snapshot Dec 2017 China Time Series Dec 2017
France France Snapshot Dec 2017 France Time Series Dec 2017
Germany Germany Snapshot Dec 2017 Germany Time Series Dec 2017
Hong Kong Hong Kong Snapshot Dec 2017 Hong Kong Time Series Dec 2017
India India India Snapshot Dec 2017 India Time Series Dec 2017
Indonesia Indonesia Snapshot Dec 2017 Indonesia Time Series Dec 2017
Japan Japan Japan Snapshot Dec 2017 Japan Time Series Dec 2017
Malaysia Malaysia Snapshot Dec 2017 Malaysia Time Series Dec 2017
New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Snapshot Dec 2017 New Zealand Time Series Dec 2017
Singapore Singapore Singapore Snapshot Dec 2017 Singapore Time Series Dec 2017
South Korea South Korea Snapshot Dec 2017 South Korea Time Series Dec 2017
Taiwan Flag Taiwan Taiwan Snapshot Dec 2017 Taiwan Time Series Dec 2017
United Kingdom UK UK Snapshot Dec 2017 UK Time Series Dec 2017
United States of America USA USA Snapshot Dec 2017 USA Time Series Dec 2017

Other information

International Market Factsheets
International Market Segments