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Doing Business in Australia

Doing business in Australia is similar to New Zealand but there are some important differences operators should be aware of. As our only major short-haul market, Australian travellers plan and book their holidays differently to many of our other visitors.

Market Key Facts

Key Source Regions/Cities Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth
Direct Routes into New Zealand Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth; to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Rotorua, Hamilton Dunedin
Airlines Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Pacific Blue, Jet Star, Emirates
Leave Entitlement 20 days per annum
Population 22,507,617 (July 2014 est.)
Languages English
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD)
Total Outbound Travellers 7,795,000 (2011)
Peak Booking Periods Reported lead times of 6-10 weeks
Peak Travel Periods Nov - March

Data Sources:
CIA World Factbook (Currency, Population, Language)
www.unwto.org (total outbound travel)

Doing Business in Australia

  • Office hours are generally from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Key trade are located in the main cities, such as Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

  • The Australian travel trade constantly receive requests for meetings from the New Zealand industry. It's important to request meetings at least two months in advance and we recommend co-coordinating these visits with your regional tourism organisation.

Want to know more about doing business in Australia?

Visit the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise corporate website.