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Domestic Tourism Monitor


Bureau of Tourism Research Statistical Inquiries
Bureau of Tourism Research
GPO Box 1545

Telephone: Canberra (02) 6213 7124
Facsimile: Canberra (02) 6213 6983

Internet: www.industry.gov.au/


To provide estimates of and monitor changes to the volume of domestic travel over time at national, State, Territory and regional levels, as well as providing information about the characteristics and behaviour of domestic travellers.


Data are collected by face-to-face personal interviews of Australians aged 14 years and over in 1,000 households every weekend across Australia. Respondents are interviewed regarding their domestic overnight travel behaviour and are asked about recent trips undertaken, for all purposes. Data are presented in three broad parts: level of tourism, behaviour and characteristics of tourists and day trips. (It should be noted that the Bureau of Tourism Research replaced the Domestic Tourism Monitor (DTM) with a National Visitor Survey (NVS) as from the end of 1997. The purpose of the NVS will be the same as the DTM but it will provide more reliable results at regional level.)

Data detail

Data are collected on the following topics, which are cross-classified by trips, visits, visitor nights, main destination and origin:

  • main purpose of trip;
  • type of transport used;
  • type of accommodation used;
  • length of trip;
  • seasonality of trip;
  • age and sex of travellers; and
  • day trips by type of trip, age and life cycle groups.
Geographic coverage

Australia, States and Territories and some capital cities and regions.

Frequency of data availability

Ceased as at June Qtr 1998, and now replaced by the
National Visitors Survey see separate entry.

Historical data

Data are available from 1984-85 to 1997-98
Data from the Domestic Tourism Monitor and some State Tourism Surveys which have now been replaced by the National Visitors Survey (NVS) are not directly comparable with NVS results.

Products and services available


Domestic Tourism Monitor, quarterly reports
Domestic Tourism Monitor, annual reports (for each financial year)

Visitors to regions reports (one for each State and the Northern Territory)

Domestic Tourism Trends In New South Wales, (data in this publication are compiled by the Bureau of Tourism Research and published by Tourism New South Wales)

Regional Tourism Trends In New South Wales, (data in this publication are compiled by the Bureau of Tourism Research and published by Tourism New South Wales)


Detailed tabulations of survey output (quarterly and annual).

CD-MOTA (Monitor of Tourism Activity) (data on compact disk with specialised cross-tabulation software)

Special purpose tables or reports are available on request.

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