Tourism in australia is an important component of the australian economy. The china australia year also coincides with the second golden age of australian tourism the first being the formative shrimp on the barbie era with the number of chinese visitors to australia now totalling almost 12 million up more than 20 per cent on a year ago.
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If you intend to apply for a visa at the border of shenzhen and hong kong or zhuhai and macau and you held a chinese visa in a recently replaced passport you may be asked to present your previous passport and chinese visa.
Tourism china australia. The chinese and australian governments officially declared 2017 the china australia year of tourism in december. The number of chinese visitors to australia is now almost 12 million up more than 20 per cent on a year ago. The china approved destination status ads scheme is a bilateral tourism arrangement between the australian and chinese governments allowing chinese leisure tourists to travel to australia in guided groups.
To be specific the best months are september and october. Tourism australia does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the use of websites which are owned or operated by third parties and makes no representation or warranty in relation to the standard class or fitness for purpose of any services nor does it endorse or in any respect warrant any products or services by virtue of any information material or content linked from or to this site. In the financial year 201415 tourism represented 30 of australias gdp contributing a475 billion to the national economy.
Australian tourism offices in china. If youre planning to travel to mainland china from hong kong or macau get the appropriate visa for china before leaving australia. Through its head office in sydney and seven international hubs tourism australia undertakes consumer marketing and industry development activity in 15 core markets.
Australia receives just 15 per cent of all chinese tourists travelling abroad. Domestic tourism is a significant part of the tourism industry representing 73 of the total direct tourism gdp. Traditionally spring and autumn are considered the best time to visit china.
Tourism australia suite 5205 wheelock square 1717 west nanjing road shanghai 200040 china tel86 21 6010 3988 fax86 21 6010 3989 consumer websitewwwaustraliacn corporate events websitewwwbusinesseventsaustraliacn media websitewwwmediaaustraliacn weibo. If you are not able to take china tours from australia in this period consider may and june with similar weather conditions. Rest of world activity is managed in sydney.
March 2019 update on the china market from tourism australias country manager mandy wu. China in 2018 china was australias first largest inbound market for visitor arrivals and largest market for total spend and visitor nights. Strengthening tourism cooperation with china.
During this period its warm and dry in china with vibrant fall colors.
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