How many Indian tourists visit Australia each year?
Over 372,000 Indian tourists visited Australia between July 2018 and June 2019, a record peak. The number of visitors has been growing rapidly since 2002.1
How many Indian tourists visited Australia in 2021?
Over 2,600 Indian visitors came to Australia between April 2020 and March 2021. Visitors from India were down 99.3% when compared to the over 368,000 visitors of the previous year.
How much did visitors from India spend in 2021?
Visitors from India spent over $33 million during visits to Australia between April 2020 and March 2021. Spending by Indian visitors was down 98.1% when compared to the over $1.7 billion spent during the previous year.
Indian tourism through the years
Indian tourism increased by 11.6% from 2018 to 2019.
The prior year saw a growth of 19.5%, making India the fastest-growing country in terms of visitors to Australia.
Since 2002, Indian tourism has continued to grow and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.
India's share in the Australian tourism industry
India accounted for 4.1% of all visitors during the 2018/19 year.
Despite rapid growth, India still ranks 8th on the list of top visitors to Australia.
Top countries that sent visitors to Australia in 2019
Why do Indian tourists visit Australia?
Visiting friends and relatives is the most common reason Indian tourists visit Australia. (An estimated 1.9% or 455,000 of the Australian population is Indian-born, according to the 2016 census.2)
Many also come to Australia for holidays.
India's contribution to tourism expenditure in Australia
Indian tourists spent an estimated $1.8B in 2018/19.3
The top spenders for 2018/19 were Chinese tourists at $11.9B.
Top Indian Travel Trends in 2019
How much do Indian tourists spend per day in Australia?
Indian tourists spend an average of $80 per day on visits to Australia.
How long do Indian tourists spend in Australia?
Indian tourists stayed for an average of 63 nights, the highest of any country and well above the average of 32.3
This higher average could be attributed to longer stays for education and employment.
Visitors who come for education stay an average of 176 days.
Visitors who come for employment stay an average of 127 days.
India's travel patterns and Australia's share
An estimated 5.5% of Indians currently hold a passport.4
Singapore, Dubai and Thailand are cited as the top 3 destinations for Indian tourists.5