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.

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. 

Latest OAD

OAD Trend July 2020 (PDF 881 kb)

Archived OAD

June 2020 | May 2020 | April 2020 | March 2020 | February 2020 | January 2020December 2019| November 2019 | October 2019 | September 2019 | August 2019 | July 2019

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.

Latest IVS

International Travel to NSW (IVS) Factsheet/Visitor Profile March 2020 (PDF 709 kb)

International Travel to NSW Time Series March 2020 (PDF 370 kb)

Archived IVS Factsheet/Visitor Profile

December 2019 | September 2019 | June 2019 | March 2019 | December 2018

Archived IVS Time Series

December 2019

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)
China Canada Canada Factsheet March 2020 Canada Time Series March 2020
China China China Factsheet March 2020 China Time Series March 2020
France France Factsheet March 2020 France Time Series March 2020
Germany Germany Factsheet March 2020 Germany Time Series March 2020
Hong Kong Hong Kong Factsheet March 2020 Hong Kong Time Series March 2020
India India India Factsheet March 2020 India Time Series March 2020
Indonesia Indonesia Factsheet March 2020 Indonesia Time Series March 2020
Japan Japan Japan Factsheet March 2020 Japan Time Series March 2020
Malaysia Malaysia Factsheet March 2020 Malaysia Time Series March 2020
New Zealand New Zealand NZ Factsheet March 2020 NZ Time Series March 2020
Singapore Singapore Singapore Factsheet March 2020 Singapore Time Series March 2020
South Korea South Korea Factsheet March 2020 South Korea Time Series March 2020
Taiwan Flag Taiwan Taiwan Factsheet March 2020 Taiwan Time Series March 2020
United Kingdom UK UK Factsheet March 2020 UK Time Series March 2020
United States of America USA USA Factsheet March 2020 USA Time Series March 2020

Other information

International Market Factsheets
International Market Segments