Economic value of tourism
Victoria's Visitor Economy
- Total tourism expenditure in Victoria reached $28.7 billion in the year ending December 2018, representing an increase of 9.3 per cent year-on-year. This equates to growth of 8.4 per cent per annum over the last five years or an additional $9.6 billion in visitor spend.
- Domestic expenditure (daytrip and overnight combined) represents $20.2 billion or 71 per cent of total tourism expenditure in Victoria. This comprises of domestic overnight spend ($14.9 billion) and domestic daytrip spend ($5.3 billion), which have experienced year-on-year growth of 9.2 per cent and 4.4 per cent respectively.
- International overnight spend in Victoria reached $8.5 billion in the year ending December 2018, representing growth of 12.9 per cent compared to the previous year.
- Total visitors to and within Victoria increased 5.8 per cent over the previous year to 82.6 million, representing an average increase of 5.7 per cent per annum over the last five years or an additional 19.9 million visitors.
- Total visitor nights spent in Victoria reached 146.7 million in the year ending December 2018, representing an increase of 7.9 per cent year-on-year.
Victoria's Visitor Economy - latest results
Tourism is a significant economic driver for Victoria. In 2016-17 tourism in Victoria was estimated to be worth $24.8 billion to the economy in Gross State Product and generated approximately 214,500 jobs.1
Further detail about Victoria's visitor economy is available on the Tourism Industry Resources website.
1. Source: 2016-17 State Tourism Satellite Account, Tourism Research Australia, released April 2018.
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