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Overseas Arrivals and Departures


Manager, OAD Statistics
Demography Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: Canberra (02) 6252 5640
Facsimile: Canberra (02) 6252 7494

Email: client.services@abs.gov.au


To measure the number and characteristics of Australian residents and overseas visitors arriving in, and departing from, Australia.


Persons arriving in, or departing from, Australia are required to complete prescribed questionnaires in the form of Incoming and Outgoing Passenger cards. Incoming persons also provide information in visa applications, except those people travelling as Australian and New Zealand citizens.

These and other information available to to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) serve as the source of statistics of overseas arrivals and departures.

Overseas arrival and departure statistics are derived from a combination of full enumeration and sampling. All movements with an intended duration of stay of one year or more (or permanently) are fully enumerated. Movements with an intended duration of stay of less than one year are sampled.

Data detail

  • category of movement;
  • country of residence/main destination;
  • country of birth;
  • country of citizenship (nationality);
  • country of embarkation/disembarkation;
  • State of clearance/major port of clearance;
  • State of residence/stay;
  • purpose of journey;
  • duration of stay; and
  • sex and age.
Other variables are also available on request.

Geographic coverage

Australia. State/Territory of residence/stay. Port of clearance.

Frequency of data availability

Monthly (released eight weeks after the reference period).

Historical data

Data are available from May 1965.

Products and services available


Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, (cat. no. 3401.0) monthly
Tourism Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 8634.0) quarterly


PC AUSSTATS (02) 6252 6017

Special data services are available on request.

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