Malaysia Tourism in Australia - Statistics [2019]

Updated: 7 January 2020

Malaysian tourism through the years

  • Malaysian tourism saw a 1% decrease from the 393,600 visitors during the 2017/18 year.
  • Malaysian tourism peaked in 2016/17 with 405,600 visitors and has been on a slow decline since then.
Malaysian visitors to Australia between 1990 and 2019.
Data source: ABS. Image credit: Camper Champ

Malaysia's share in the Australian tourism industry

  • Malaysia accounted for 4.3% of all visitors to Australia.

Top countries that sent visitors to Australia in 2019

Data source: ABS. Image credit: Camper Champ

Malaysia's contribution to tourism expenditure

  • At $1.3B, Malaysia accounted for 2.9% of all expenditure for the 2018/19 year.2
  • The highest average spenders were those visiting for business purposes, at $411 per night.
  • Spend on holidays was also high, at $252 per night.


  1. ABS: Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, August 2019
  2. TRA: International Visitor Survey, 2019