New South Wales Tourism Statistics

Updated: 15 June 2021

Over 33 million travellers visited NSW in the year ending June 2020.1
  • This total was made up of 3 million international visitors and over 30 million domestic visitors
  • Total visitors saw a 22% decrease when compared to the 42.7 million tourists of the previous year

How many people visited NSW in 2021?

For the first quarter of 2021 (January-March), NSW received over 8.2 million domestic overnight visitors.
  • Visitors were up 6.1% when compared with the over 7.7 million visitors of the first quarter of 2020.

How much did visitors spend in NSW in 2021?

Overnight visitors spent over $5.4 billion during visits to NSW for the first quarter of 2021 (January-March).
  • Spending was up 8.9% when compared with the over $5 billion spent during the first quarter of 2020.

Impact of the Coronavirus on NSW Tourism Expenditure

International

International visitors spent an estimated total of $7.9 billion during trips to NSW in the year ending June 2020
  • International spending in NSW was down 29.4% when compared to the 11.2 billion of 2018/19

Domestic

Domestic visitors spent an estimated total of $18 billion during trips to NSW in the year ending June 2020

  • Domestic spending was down 19.9% when compared to the $22.6 billion of the previous year

Total

Combined, visitors to NSW spent a total of $25.9 billion in the year ending June 2020
  • Total spending was down 23.3% when compared with the $33.8 billion of the previous year
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How many tourists visited New South Wales in 2019?

42.7 million tourists and other visitors arrived in New South Wales for the year ending September 2019.1

  • This total includes 4.4 million international visitors and 38.3 million domestic overnight visitors.

How many tourists visit Sydney each year?

How many tourists visit the Blue Mountains each year?

  • Over 3.3 million tourists visited the Blue Mountains in 2018.2
  • Over 3.2 million were domestic visitors, and 106,000 million came from international sources.

How Much do visitors spend at the Blue Mountains?

  • Visitors spent over $567 million during visits to the Blue Mountains in 2018.

How long do visitors stay at the Blue Mountains?

  • Visitors stayed for an average of 3 nights during visits to the Blue Mountains in 2018.
  • Visitors spent a total of 2.2 million visitor nights at the Blue Mountains in 2018.

How many tourists visit Byron Bay each year?

  • Over 2 million tourists visited Byron Bay in 2018.

How much do visitors spend at Byron Bay?

  • Visitors spent over $769 million during visits to Byron Bay in 2018.

How long do visitors stay at Byron Bay?

  • Visitors stayed for an average of 4 nights during visits to byron bay in 2018.

References

  1. TRA: International Visitor Survey, 2019, National Visitor Survey 2019
  2. TRA: Local Government Area Profiles, Blue Mountains, Byron, 2019