National Visitor Survey (NVS) results, year ending September 2022

Figure 1: Key domestic visitor highlights for Victoria

Some top line stats for domestic travel to and within Victoria for the year ending September 2022. Spend $17.1 billion up four per cent on the year ending September 2019. Visitors 24.2 million down 18 per cent on the year ending September 2019. Nights 71.4 million down 13 per cent on the year ending September 2019. Daytrips 50.7 million down 21 per cent on the year ending September 2019.

Figure 2: Domestic overnight visitation summary results

Table Title - Victorian Domestic Overnight Visitor Summary Table, Year ending September 2022. Column one title is Visitor Expenditure Estimates (includes airfares and long-distance transport costs). Victoria: $16.5 billion in year ending September 2019, $17.1 billion in year ending September 2022, up four per cent. Melbourne: $9.3 billion in year ending September 2019, $7.5 billion in year ending September 2022, down 20 per cent. Regional Victoria: $7.1 billion in year ending September 2019, $9.6 billion in year ending September 2022, up 35 per cent. Column two title is Overnight Visitor Estimates. Victoria: 29.4 million in year ending September 2019, 24.2 million in year ending September 2022, down 18 per cent. Melbourne: 11.3 million in year ending September 2019, 7.2 million in year ending September 2022, down 36 per cent. Regional Victoria: 18.9 million in year ending September 2019, 17.6 million in year ending September 2022, down 7 per cent. Column three title is Visitor Nights Estimates. Victoria: 82.1 million in year ending September 2019, 71.4 million in year ending September 2022, down 13 per cent. Melbourne: 30.9 million in year ending September 2019, 21.2 million in year ending September 2022, down 32 per cent. Regional Victoria: 51.2 million in year ending September 2019, 50.3 million in year ending September 2022, down two per cent.

For the year ending September 2022 (released December 2022), key points include:

  • Domestic overnight spend in Victoria was $17.1 billion in the year ending September 2022, up 81 per cent year-on-year, and back to 96 per cent of the pre-pandemic year ending September 2019.
  • Regional Victoria continued to lead Victoria’s overall recovery. Domestic overnight spend in regional Victoria has fully recovered and is ahead of the pre-pandemic year ending September 2019 result (+35 per cent to $9.6 billion).
  • Melbourne noted a strong rebound in domestic overnight spend compared to last year during a period of restrictions (+154 per cent to $7.5 billion).
  • Daytrip spend to/within Victoria has fully recovered and surpassed the year ending September 2019 result to reach $6.9 billion (+9%).

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Previous releases:

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Next NVS release: year ending December 2022 data in April 2023 (TBC)

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Page last updated 30 June 2021. Data considered correct at time of publishing.