How Tourism Works

Each year more than 8.8 million international visitors and 96 million domestic visitors travel to and around Australia. Visitors come to Australia for a holiday, to attend events, for business, to study or to visit friends and relatives. In the course of their travels in and around Australia, visitors spend more than $54 billion.

As visitors travel around Australia, the money they spend creates more than 934,000 jobs across businesses in transport, accommodation, restaurants, cafes, retail, food & beverage, attractions, tours, education and more.

Government funding for tourism marketing and events creates new jobs by attracting more visitors and tourism dollars to Australia.

How tourism works for you

To see who works in tourism click here.

To see where tourism jobs are located click here.

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