Perth Tourism Statistics

Updated: 16 March 2020

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

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


  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