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TRA National Visitor Survey (NVS) results

National Visitor Survey results June 2022, Australian Trade and Investment Commission, September 2022

Year ending June 2022

The 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
  • 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 COVID-19.

Unless we say otherwise, we compared the summary results for:

  • the June 2022 quarter to the June 2019 quarter
  • the year ending June 2022 to the year ending June 2019.

Domestic trips and spend key results

Year ending June 2022

  • Domestic overnight trips fell 24% to 85.8 million.
  • Spend fell 11% or $8.4 billion to $69.0 billion.
  • Widespread lockdowns from July 2021 onwards are included in the year ending June 2022. Travel restrictions from that time had a great impact on interstate movement.
    Interstate trips were down 45% to 19.8 million. Spend was down 32% to $28.8 billion.
    Intrastate trips were down 14% to 66.0 million. Spend was up 15% to $40.3 billion.
  • Regional areas continued to fare better than capital cities over the year.
    Overnight trips to regional Australia were down 16% to 59.6 million. Spend was up 6% to $47.7 billion.
    Capital city overnight trips were down 37% to 29.7 million. Spend was down 29% to $29.1 billion.

June quarter 2022

Domestic tourism continued to recover from pre-pandemic levels. This was supported by the Easter holiday period and school holidays.

  • Domestic overnight trips decreased by 6% to 28.3 million.
  • Spend increased by 29% or $5.7 billion to $25.3 billion.

Spend recovery was driven by an increase in spend on:

  • Accommodation ─ up 48% or $2.4 billion
  • Eating out ─ up 38% or $1.7 billion
  • Petrol ─ up 21% or $465 million
  • Shopping ─ up 33% or $448 million.

Increased spending on holidays also contributed to the strong performance of the quarter. Holiday spend increased by 60% or $5.2 billion from the June quarter 2019. This is the biggest increase since the start of the pandemic.


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Explore overnight trips data

Interact with our data for domestic overnight trips for year ending June 2022. You can view the data by:

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

Data tables

Type Title Description Size Date
National Visitor Survey results data tables See all the NVS results by location and theme for the year ending June 2022 compared to June 2021 (XLSX) 281KB 27/09/22
National Visitor Survey results data tables See all the NVS results by location and theme for the year ending June 2022 compared to June 2019 (XLSX) 282KB 27/09/22

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