How does tourism work?

Visitors travel to and around Western Australia for many reasons, including: holidays, visiting family, education, business and events. As visitors travel around the State, they spend time and money in our local economy.

Each year more than 9 million visitors stay over 71 million nights in Western Australia. These visitors spend more than $13 billion in the State. This tourism expenditure creates work for employees and businesses. In 2014-15 tourism created:


What jobs does tourism create?

Tourism creates diverse jobs and business opportunities ranging from transport and hospitality through to caravan manufacturing, entertainment and the arts.

To find out about the interesting and diverse jobs tourism creates, click here to meet our Tourism Workers.


Does tourism work in my local area?

As visitors travel around the state they create jobs across Perth and regional Western Australia.

To find out see how many jobs tourism creates in your area, click here to see the Tourism Work Atlas.

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How can Government policy create more jobs?

Government policies can drive tourism growth and job creation.

To find out how Government can drive jobs growth, click here to see the top Tourism Policy Priorities.