Melbourne Tourism Statistics

Page last updated: 15 June 2021

How much do tourists spend in Melbourne?

Visitors spent over $13.4 billion during trips to Melbourne in the year ending June 2020.
  • Domestic visitors spent over $7.2 billion while international visitors contributed $6.2 billion.
  • Spending was down 20.7% when compared with the $16.9 billion spent in 2019.

How many people visited Melbourne in 2021?

For the first quarter of 2021 (January-March), Melbourne received over 1.3 million domestic overnight visitors from both interstate and intrastate sources.
  • Visitors were down 42.1% when compared with the over 2.2 million visitors of the first quarter of 2020.

How much did visitors spend in Melbourne in 2021?

Overnight visitors spent over $943 million during visits to Melbourne for the first quarter of 2021 (January-March).
  • Spending was down 51.5% when compared with the over $1.9 billion spent during the first quarter of 2020.

How many tourists visited Melbourne in 2019?

A total of 13,900,000 tourists visited Melbourne from July 2018 to June 2019.1

  • This total included 2.9 million international tourists and 11 million domestic overnight visitors.
  • Melbourne was Australia’s 2nd most visited destination in 2019.

Melbourne Visitor Growth Statistics

  • Between 2009 and 2019, the number of domestic visitors to Melbourne increased by over 70% and the number of international visitors by 114%.
  • 2018/19 saw record numbers, with a 26.5% total growth over the previous year.
Data source: ABS. Image credit: Camper Champ, Melbourne

Melbourne - 2nd Most Popular Destination in Australia

  • In 2019, Melbourne was the 2nd most popular destination for both international and domestic tourists.
  • Melbourne was rated the world’s most liveable city for 7 years in a row (2011-17) and continues to draw a large number of visitors each year.2
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How much money did Melbourne make from tourism in 2019?

  • Tourists spent a total of $17B in Melbourne from July 2018 to June 2019.
  • $9B came from domestic spend and $8B from international spend.
  • Melbourne ranked 2nd for total overall visitor spend for the 2018/19 year.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How much did international tourists spend per night?

  • At $125 per night, Melbourne ranks 3rd in Australia for average spend by international visitors.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How long do international tourists stay in Melbourne?

  • International tourists stayed in Melbourne for an average of 22 nights in 2019.
  • Melbourne ties with Canberra for the longest average stay by international tourists.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How many tourists visit Victoria each year?

Over 24.8 million travellers visited Victoria in the year ending June 2020

Melbourne camping & campervan statistics

  • The number of camping trips throughout Victoria has grown by 31% over the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018.3
  • In 2018 over 1.7 million overnight camping trips were made in Victoria.
  • Camping trips – including caravan, campervan, commercial and non-commercial camping – made up 12.9% of visitor nights for domestic travellers to Victoria in 2019 (year ending September)

Other resources


  1. TRA: International Visitor Survey, 2019, National Visitor Survey 2019
  2. EIU: Global Liveability Ranking
  3. TRA: International visitor Survey, Trends 2019, National Visitor Survey, Trends 2019