Brisbane Tourism Statistics

Page last updated: 08 October 2020

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 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