The Tourism and Events team international research data includes:
- International Visitors Survey results for Victoria by campaign region and by country of origin
- future visitation forecasts
- international tourism summaries providing 2019 tourism data by market including information on visitor numbers, nights and expenditure, purpose of visit, trends, growth and market share, regional dispersal and places visited, repeat visitation and aviation share data
International Visitor Survey results, year ending September 2022:
Figure 1: Key international visitor highlights for Victoria
For the year ending September 2022, key points include:
- International overnight expenditure in Victoria was $2.5 billion in the year ending September 2022, a decline of 72 per cent compared to the year ending September 2019. However, spend was over $2.4 billion higher than the same time last year.
- International overnight visitors to Victoria reached 621,700 in the year ending September 2022 (-80 per cent compared to the year ending September 2019).
- International visitor nights in Victoria reached 25.0 million nights, down 66 per cent compared to the year ending September 2019. However, this was well above the same time last year (up from 1.8 million nights).
*For further information on the calculation of estimates in this IVS release, please refer to the TRA website.
Note: The International Visitor Survey (IVS) for the year ending December 2018 release included data revisions back to 2005. Please do not use/compare previously published data prior to the year ending December 2018 data release.
Next release: year ending December 2022 data in April 2023 (TBC).
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Other international research
- The research report on Chinese Free and Independent Travellers – their potential for Regional Australia was released in March 2019 and can be found on the Tourism Research Australia website.
The report focusses on the Chinese free and independent travellers (FIT) market who are more likely to stay longer and disperse beyond Australia’s major gateway cities, compared with their non-FIT or group tour counterparts. The research assesses the barriers which inhibit greater regional dispersal and identifies areas for possible action and considers the issue of regional dispersal from both supply and demand sides.
- Research on International Education within the Visitor Economy was released in October 2018.
The research includes a profile of international education visitors, top spending origin markets, travel to Melbourne and regional Victoria, activities undertaken and forecast figures.
- Research on Chinese visitors to Victoria was released in October 2018.
The research includes a profile of Chinese visitors, travel to regional Victoria, activities undertaken and forecast figures, as well as insights on Chinese-born residents living and studying in Victoria.
- Research on Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) in Victoria, focusing on the Chinese and Indian markets, was released on 29 June 2017 and can be found on the Tourism Research Australia website.
The research explores the motivations, behaviours and influences of these visitors and their hosts. Insights and opportunities are included in the executive summary and infographics with a comprehensive report available upon request.
International tourism summaries
Updated bi-annually, Victoria's Top 10 International Markets Factsheet year ending June 2020 (PDF 700.24 KB) provides a snapshot of Victoria’s top international source markets in terms of visitors, nights and expenditure, along with growth and splits for Melbourne and Regional Victoria.
The below documents, updated annually, provide a summary of the latest tourism data for visitors from different international markets to Victoria.
- visitor numbers
- nights and expenditure
- trends, growth and market share
- purpose of visit
- regional dispersal and places visited
- repeat visitation
- related aviation shares