The South Australian Visitor Economy

Results: for year end March 2024

Released: June 2024

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 March 2024, combining International and Domestic expenditure, came to $10.2 billion, up 9 per cent on the year-end March 2023.
  • Regional visitor expenditure (including international) came to $4.3 billion, down 5 per cent on March 2023.
  • Adelaide expenditure grew 22 per cent to $6.0 billion when compared to the year end March 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 7.5 million domestic overnight trips, flat on March 2023.
  • There were 25.8 million domestic nights in South Australia, a decrease of 3 per cent on March 2023.
  • Total domestic expenditure in South Australia was $8.9 billion, up 5 per cent on March 2023.
  • Day trips expenditure was up 7 per cent to $2.2 billion.


  • International visits and expenditure in South Australia have grown by 64 and 55 per cent respectively compared to March 2023.
  • Visitation has grown 64 per cent to 465,000.
  • Expenditure has grown by 55 per cent to $1.3 billion.
  • Nights have grown 74 per cent to 14.3 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 December 2023

RELEASED: March 2024


  • December 2023 saw total spend for the month of $730 million, made up of $97 million in international spend and $633 million in domestic spend.
  • The $633 million in domestic spend was made up of $178 million in Day trip spend, $188 million in Interstate spend and $267 million in Intrastate spend.
  • Interstate spend fell 35 per cent to $188 million compared to intrastate spend that grew 38 per cent to $267 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 2022-23 State Satellite Account show that the severe impacts of the COVID pandemic have now dissipated and strong recovery can be clearly seen.
  • People employed directly in tourism in South Australia grew by 9,800 jobs to 40,600 in the Year Ending June 2023.
  • In 2022-23 there were an additional 29,200 people indirectly employed in tourism, bringing the total number of people employed in tourism to 69,800. 
  • The surge in tourism employment, driven by the post-COVID recovery period, is by far the largest employment growth for the tourism sector in South Australia on record.
  • The direct GVA of tourism in South Australia was $3.5 billion in 2022-23, up 63 per cent from 2021-22 and 6.9 per cent compared to the pre-COVID period 2018-19.

Other page of interest

TreeClimb, Adelaide City Parklands CREDIT: TreeClimb Adelaide
TreeClimb, Adelaide City Parklands CREDIT: TreeClimb Adelaide


South Australian Visitor Economy

FACT SHEET: Results for year ending December 2023. Released: March 2024.

Value of Tourism - South Australia

FACTSHEET: Tourism statistics for the region: Results for Year Ending December 2023 (released: March 2024).

State Tourism Satellite Account SNAPSHOT

SUMMARY: Results for 2022-23
Released: April 2024

State Tourism Satellite Account Summary Report

SUMMARY: Results for 2022-23
Released: April 2024

  • 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