The South Australian Visitor Economy

Results: for year end September 2023

Released: December 2023

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the South Australian Visitor Economy.

Top points from the report:

  • Total South Australian visitor expenditure for the year end September 2023, combining International and Domestic expenditure, came to $10.2 billion, up 3 per cent on the year-end June 2023.
  • Regional visitor expenditure (including international) came to $4.7 billion, in line with June 2023.
  • Adelaide expenditure grew 6 per cent to $5.6 billion from year end June 2023 to September 2023.
The Obelisk, Limestone Coast
The Obelisk, Limestone Coast

Value of Tourism


Released: Quarterly

This fact sheet includes top level information which provides a snapshot of South Australia's position in the market.

Read the domestic and international performance fact sheet here. 

Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills
Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills


  • South Australia attracted 7.4 million domestic overnight trips, flat on June 2023.
  • There were 26.5 million domestic nights in South Australia, an increase of 1 per cent on June 2023.
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia was $9.0 billion, up 1 per cent on June 2023.
  • Day trips expenditure was down 1 per cent to $2.2 billion.


  • International visits and expenditure in South Australia have grown by 14 and 21 per cent respectively compared to June 2023.
  • Visitation has grown 14 per cent to 407,000.
  • Expenditure has grown by 21 per cent to $1.2 billion.
  • Nights have grown 24 per cent to 12.0 million.

Notes: For details of the NVS methodology changes in this release please refer to


This monthly snapshot makes it easier to monitor changes in tourism activity in South Australia.

Clare, Clare Valley

RESULTS: For the month of November 2023

RELEASED: February 2024


  • November 2023 saw total spend for the month of $782 million, made up of $101 million in international spend and $681 million in domestic spend.
  • The $681 million in domestic spend was made up of $134 million in Day trip spend, $270 million in Interstate spend and $276 million in Intrastate spend.
  • Interstate spend fell 18 per cent to $270 million compared to intrastate spend that grew 15 per cent to $276 million.

For further details, please refer to



The State Tourism Satellite Account provides measures of tourism gross domestic product, tourism gross value added, tourism trade and employment in tourism. 

Top points from the report

  • The results of the 2021-22 State Satellite Account show the full impacts of the COVID pandemic on the South Australian visitor economy.
  • People employed directly in tourism in South Australia decreased 1.7% to 34,000 in the Year Ending June 2022.
  • The tourism industry indirectly employed an additional 16,700 bringing total employment to 50,700 which is 0.6% lower than the previous year.
  • The direct GVA of tourism in South Australia was $2.1 billion in 2021-22, a 6 per cent rise on last year and a 36 per cent decrease compared to the pre-COVID year 2018-19.

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TreeClimb, Adelaide City Parklands CREDIT: TreeClimb Adelaide
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South Australian Visitor Economy

FACT SHEET: Results for year ending September 2023. Released: December 2023.

Value of Tourism - South Australia

FACTSHEET: Tourism statistics for the region: Results for Year Ending September 2023 (released: December 2023).

State Tourism Satellite Account Summary Report 1

SUMMARY: Results for 2021-22
Released: May 2023

State Tourism Satellite Account Summary Report 2

SUMMARY: Results for 2021-22
Released: May 2023

  • What are the strategies for growing tourism in South Australia? Strategic Plans
  • How many international travellers visit South Australia, where do they come from and how much do they spend? International Performance
  • How many Australians visit South Australia, where do they come from and how much do they spend? Domestic Performance