What is the Tourism and Events research unit?

We analyse and collate a range of research and statistics relating to tourism in Victoria. Our publications include a range of detailed information, such as:

Victoria’s tourism performance

For top-line information on domestic and international visitation results for Victoria download and read the latest Victoria's Visitor Economy performance infographic – year ending March 2022 (PDF 165.99 KB)PDF icon.

Previous releases:

Victoria's Visitor Economy performance infographic – year ending December 2021 (PDF 348.64 KB)PDF icon

Victoria's Visitor Economy performance infographic – year ending September 2021 (PDF 339.33 KB)PDF icon

Victoria's Visitor Economy performance infographic – year ending June 2021 (PDF 303.4 KB)PDF icon

Victoria's Visitor Economy performance infographic – year ending March 2021 (PDF 299.52 KB)PDF icon

Pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Victoria's Visitor Economy performance results – year ending December 2019 (PDF 280.1 KB)PDF icon

For top-line information on the value of tourism to Victoria, download and read the latest Value of Tourism to Victoria 2019-20 (PDF 614.68 KB)PDF icon on tourism’s contribution to the state’s economy in terms of Gross State Product (GSP), Gross Value Added (GVA), as well as employment generated by the tourism sector.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on Victoria’s Visitor Economy

For an in-depth report that focusses on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Victorian tourism industry, download and read Coronavirus (COVID 19) impact on Victoria’s Visitor Economy (PDF 1577.7 KB)PDF icon. It includes insights from specific questions added to visitor surveys on how travellers have responded to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as broader insights on accommodation and key economic indicators.

Tourism in Victoria over time

For top-line information on how visitation, spend and the value of tourism to Victoria has changed over the last five years, download and read Victoria Tourism Summary year ending March 2022 (PDF 466.36 KB)PDF icon.

Victoria’s top attractions

An overview of the top places or attractions in Melbourne visited by domestic and international overnight visitors  can be found in Melbourne's Top Attractions year ending December 2019 (PDF 1291.28 KB)PDF icon.

An overview of the top places and attractions in Regional Victoria visited by domestic and international overnight visitors can be found in Regional Victoria's Top Attractions year ending December 2019 (PDF 3704.87 KB)PDF icon.

Key visitor experiences

Information on visitors to Victoria that participated in one of the state’s leading experience categories is noted in Visitor Experiences in Victoria year ending December 2019 (PDF 425.35 KB)PDF icon. This factsheet provides an overview of visitors to Victoria that participated in nature-based, cultural, food and wine, and aboriginal activities during their stay.

Guide to tourism data sources

A document outlining the key data sources used for tourism, their methodologies and definitions, limitations and caveats can be found by downloading and reading the Guide to Tourism Data Sources and Definitions August 2019 (PDF 632.91 KB)PDF icon.

Contact the Tourism and Events research unit

For further information on any of our publications, please email the Tourism and Events research unit.