Brisbane Tourism Statistics

Page last updated: 15 June 2021

How much do tourists spend in Brisbane?

Visitors spent over $6.2 billion during trips to Brisbane in the year ending June 2020.1
  • International visitors contributed $2.2 billion while domestic visitors spent over $4 billion.
  • Spending was down 17.3% when compared to the $7.5 billion spent by visitors in 2019.

How many people visited Brisbane and the Gold Coast in 2021?

For the first quarter of 2021 (January-March), Brisbane and the Gold Coast received over 2.4 million domestic overnight visitors from both interstate and intrastate sources.
  • Visitors were up 9.2% when compared with the over 2.3 million visitors of the first quarter of 2020.

How much did visitors spend in Brisbane and the Gold Coast in 2021?

Overnight visitors spent over $1.81 billion during visits to Brisbane and the Gold Coast for the first quarter of 2021 (January-March).
  • Spending was down 1.1% when compared with the over $1.83 billion spent during the first quarter of 2020.

How many tourists visited Brisbane in 2019?

9.1 million tourists and other visitors arrived in Brisbane between July 2018 and June 2019.1

  • This total includes 1.4 million international visitors and 7.7 million domestic overnight visitors.

Brisbane tourism through the years

  • Between 2009 and 2019, the number of domestic visitors to Brisbane increased by 73% and the number of international visitors by 50.3%.
  • Total visitors to Brisbane increased by 7.4% in 2019.
Data source: ABS. Image credit: Camper Champ, Brisbane

How does Brisbane tourism compare with other Australian destinations?

  • In 2019, Brisbane was the 3rd most popular destination for both international and domestic overnight visitors.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How much money did Brisbane make from tourism in 2019?

  • Brisbane made $7.6 billion from tourism between July 2018 and June 2019.
  • $2.7 billion came from international visitors and $4.9 billion from domestic overnight visitors.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How much did international tourists spend per night?

  • At $100 per night, Brisbane ranked 6th for average per-night spend by international tourists.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How long do international tourists stay in Brisbane?

  • International tourists stayed in Brisbane for an average of 19 nights in 2019.
  • Brisbane ranks 4th overall for average nights.
Data Source TRA. Image Credit: Camper Champ, Brisbane

How many tourists visit Queensland each year?

Over 22.3 million travellers visited Queensland in the year ending June 2020

Brisbane Camping & Campervan Statistics

  • The number of camping trips throughout Queensland has grown by 45.8% over the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018.2
  • In 2018 over 1.3 million overnight camping trips were made in Queensland.
  • Camping trips – including caravan, campervan, commercial and non-commercial camping – made up 13.9% of visitor nights for domestic travellers to Queensland in 2019 (year ending September)

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References

  1. TRA: International Visitor Survey, 2019, National Visitor Survey 2019
  2. TRA: International visitor Survey, Trends 2019, National Visitor Survey, Trends 2019