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National Visitor Survey Results, June 2021

Year ending June 2021

Our National Visitor Survey (NVS) results provide statistics on how Australian residents travel within Australia. You can find national, state and territory results for the:

  • number of trips taken
  • number of nights spent on a trip
  • amount spent on a trip.

You can also:

  • read about the factors influencing travel within Australia
  • see the changes compared over various timeframes impacted by bushfires and COVID-19.

Note: The summary results for the year ending June and June quarter 2021 are compared to the year ending June and June quarter 2019 pre-COVID periods. This is because results for the year ending June and June quarter 2020 were a large deviation from pre-pandemic levels.

Annual snapshot

Quarterly snapshot

Key results

Domestic trips and spend

For the year ending June 2021:

  • domestic overnight trips fell 23% to 87.4 million
  • spend fell 21% or $16.1 billion to $61.3 billion.

For the June quarter 2021:

  • Overnight trips were down 19% to 24.6 million on June quarter 2019. Spend was unchanged at $19.6 billion.
  • The improvement seen in the interstate market in March continued into June 2021. This was due to fewer border closures and the implementation of a half-price airfare program. Despite improvement:

– overnight trips were down 26% to 7.0 million on June 2019
– spend was down 6% to $9.9 billion.

  • Regional areas continued to fare better than capital cities. Overnight trips to regional Australia were down 12% to 16.8 million. However, spend was up 15% to $11.5 billion.
  • Australians continued to holiday domestically. Overnight holiday trips were down 9% to 10.9 million. However, spend was up 27% to $10.3 billion on June quarter 2019.

Total tourism

Domestic and international tourism losses have totalled $101.7 billion since the start of the pandemic. These losses comprised:

  • $38.3 billion for domestic overnight travel
  • $12.1 billion for domestic day trips
  • $51.3 billion for international travel.

Download the report

National Visitor Survey results June 2021 (PDF file icon PDF 200KB) | (Word file icon Word 458KB).

Explore overnight trips data

Interact with our data for domestic overnight trips for year ending June 2021. You can view the data by:

  • state or territory
  • capital city or region
  • interstate and intrastate trips
  • accommodation type
  • reason for travel.

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See also: Insight – A report card on the Australian tourism industry in 2020–21