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 October 2020 (PDF 269 kb)

Archived OAD

September 2020 | August 2020 | July 2020 | June 2020 | May 2020 | April 2020 | March 2020 | February 2020 | January 2020December 2019| November 2019 | October 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) Snapshot June 2020 (PDF 1,024 kb)

International Travel to NSW Time Series June 2020 (PDF 257 kb)

Archived IVS Snapshots

March 2020 | December 2019 | September 2019 | June 2019 | March 2019 | December 2018

Archived IVS Time Series

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

Other information

International Market Factsheets
International Market Segments