City of DarwinEconomic profile
Skip to content

City of Darwin

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2018/19, there were an average of 123,847 international visitors to City of Darwin. Average length stay for international visitors was 16.4 days, higher than the average for Northern Territory.

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
City of Darwin - 2010/11 to 2018/19City of DarwinNorthern TerritoryCity of Darwin as a % of Northern Territory
YearVisitorsVisitor nights % change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days) VisitorsVisitor nights% change from previous yearAverage length of stay (days)VisitorsVisitor nights
5 year average123,8472,048,230--16.4503,8193,874,109--7.724.652.2
2018/19121,3491,524,329-5.112.6510,7373,217,791-10.96.323.847.4
2017/18110,9631,605,755-21.614.5516,5643,609,811-7.07.021.544.5
2016/17130,6532,047,525-5.515.7536,9323,881,740+2.27.224.352.8
2015/16116,5442,165,726-25.318.6462,4763,799,969-21.88.225.257.0
2014/15139,7272,897,814+12.420.7492,3854,861,233+17.39.928.459.6
2013/14128,4132,577,433+14.120.1465,4714,144,026-3.08.927.662.2
2012/13135,0242,259,087+39.416.7503,6804,271,979+16.78.526.852.9
2011/12127,2761,620,215-14.612.7500,1743,660,216-10.97.325.544.3
2010/11143,5651,897,333--13.2581,0664,110,093--7.124.746.2

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.

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 2018/19, City of Darwin: 121,349 people 2017/18, City of Darwin: 110,963 people 2016/17, City of Darwin: 130,653 people 2015/16, City of Darwin: 116,544 people 2014/15, City of Darwin: 139,727 people 2013/14, City of Darwin: 128,413 people 2012/13, City of Darwin: 135,024 people 2011/12, City of Darwin: 127,276 people 2010/11, City of Darwin: 143,565 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the International Visitor Survey 2018/19.
v19.12.12-1.0.0