Out of the total 5.8 million visitors to Australia in 2010, more than 1.1 million visitors were from New Zealand, 646,700 nationals from UK and 472,100 from USA.
For the year ending March 2012, in total there were 5.9 million international visitors. Of which 1.6 million arrived in the first 3 months of 2012. There has been an increase of 1% in this regard from the previous year. In the year 2012, the month of March itself saw 544,200 visitors from abroad.
A national strategy has been created in December 2011 called Tourism 2020 to increase these arrivals and growth and competitiveness of the Australian tourism industry.