Canberra Region Joint Organisation areaEconomic profile
Skip to content

Snowy Monaro Regional Council area

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2015/16, there were an average of 12,933 international visitors to Snowy Monaro Regional Council area. Average length stay for international visitors was 13.9 days, higher than the average for Regional NSW.

Tourism is an important part of the economy. Tourism Research Australia (TRA) run annual visitor surveys to measure the size and composition of the tourism market in each area, and this data is presented here. Tourism may include overseas visitors in the country for a holiday, business or education, Australian visitors staying overnight, or local day trippers visiting the area. These different types of tourists will utilize different services within the economy, so understanding the different tourism markets is important for Local Government and businesses.

Tourism Research Australia – Survey data

International visitors
Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - 2008/09 to 2015/16Snowy Monaro Regional Council areaRegional NSWSnowy Monaro Regional Council area as a % of Regional NSW
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average12,933179,152--13.9851,27110,783,180--12.71.51.7
2015/1613,921244,136+77.117.5930,66312,230,469+11.013.11.52.0
2014/1511,409137,830+65.612.1900,83511,022,493-1.312.21.31.3
2013/1412,83383,247-62.16.5843,98311,171,182+15.113.21.50.8
2012/1315,592219,563+4.114.1801,0489,708,484-0.812.12.02.3
2011/1210,909210,984+54.219.3779,8299,783,273+0.412.51.42.2
2010/1110,714136,815+112.212.8905,2389,748,120+10.810.81.21.4
2009/1012,65564,464-20.85.1893,5668,799,483+3.19.81.40.7
2008/0912,41981,378--6.6888,4638,537,783--9.61.41.0

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less. Suppressed figures are still used in the 5 year average calculations.

International visitors
International visitors 2015/16, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 13,921 people 2014/15, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 11,409 people 2013/14, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 12,833 people 2012/13, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 15,592 people 2011/12, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 10,909 people 2010/11, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 10,714 people 2009/10, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 12,655 people 2008/09, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 12,419 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2016.
v17.12.05-1.0.0