3401.0 - Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Dec 2019  
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Key statistics

Overseas arrivals and departures statistics are international travel movements of persons arriving in, and departing from Australia with a focus on short term trips (less than 1 year). It is the number of international border crossings rather than the number of people.

December 2019 trend estimates for short-term trips:

  • Overseas visitor arrivals to Australia increased 0.3% since the previous month to 797,200 trips
  • Australian resident returns from overseas increased 0.6% since the previous month to 975,300 trips.

1.1 Visitor arrivals - short-term trips

Graph: Visitor arrivals - Short term trips

1.2 Resident returns - short-term trips

Graph: Resident returns - short-term trips

1.3 Monthly and annual change
Dec '19
Nov '19 to Dec '19
Dec '18 to Dec '19
'000
% change
% change

Visitor arrivals — short-term trips
Trend
797.2
0.3
2.6
Seasonally adjusted
801.8
0.9
..
Original
1 077.7
..
..
Resident returns — short-term trips
Trend
975.3
0.6
4.3
Seasonally adjusted
973.4
0.0
..
Original
749.7
..
..

.. not applicable