Perth Tourism Statistics

Updated: 08 October 2020

How much do tourists spend in Perth?

Visitors spend over $4.5 billion during trips to Perth in the year ending June 2020.
  • International visitors spent $1.4 billion while domestic visitors contributed over $3.1 billion.
  • Spending was down 19.6% when compared to the more than $5.6 billion spent in 2019.

How many tourists visited Perth in 2019?

Over 5.7 million tourists and other visitors arrived in Perth between July 2018 and June 2019, the highest number ever recorded.1

  • This total includes 924,000 international visitors and 4,750,000 domestic overnight visitors.

Perth tourism through the years

  • The vast majority of visitors to Perth come from domestic overnight visitors, which have grown significantly over the last decade.
  • Between 2009 and 2019, the number of domestic visitors to Perth increased by 91% and the number of international visitors by 42%.
  • Total visitors to Perth increased by 12.2% in 2018/19.
Data source: ABS. Image credit: Camper Champ, Perth

How does Perth tourism compare with other Australian destinations?

  • In 2019, Perth was the 4th most popular destination for domestic visitors and the 5th most popular destination for international visitors.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ, Perth

How much money did Perth make from tourism in 2019?

  • Tourists spent a total of $5.6 billion in Perth between July 2018 and June 2019.
  • $1.8 billion came from international visitors, and $3.8 billion came from domestic overnight visitors.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How much did international tourists spend per night?

  • International tourists spend an average of $98 per night during visits to Perth, a lower spend compared to other popular destinations in Australia.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How long do international tourists stay in Perth?

  • International tourists stayed in Perth for an average of 20 nights.
  • Perth tied with Sydney for the 2nd-longest average stay.
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How many tourists visit Kings Park each year?

  • Over 5 million people visit Kings Park each year.3

How many tourists visit Western Australia each year?

Over 10.1 million travellers visited Western Australia in the year ending June 2020

Perth Camping & Campervan Statistics

  • The number of camping trips throughout Western Australia has grown by 69.4% over the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018.2
  • In 2018 over 900 thousand overnight camping trips were made in Western Australia.
  • Camping trips – including caravan, campervan, commercial and non-commercial camping – made up 13.3% of visitor nights for domestic travellers to Western Australia in 2019 (year ending September)

Other Resources

References

  1. TRA: International Visitor Survey, 2019, National Visitor Survey 2019
  2. TRA: International Visitor Trends, 2019, National Visitor Trends 2019
  3. BGPA: Global Tourism, 2019