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Phillip Island Insights

Naturally playful - revel in the seaside lifestyle of Phillip Island. See penguins and koalas up close, catch international motorsport events and experience the best of waterfront living.

Well-known for

  • Seaside villages
  • Motorsport 
  • Wildlife - penguins and koalas
  • Nature - beach walks
Regional Tourism Summary (year ending Dec 2017)

Phillip Island

  • 0 M Domestic and international visitors
  • $ 0 M Estimated visitor spend
  • 0 Approx jobs generated 2015/16
Key Insights
$311MGross Regional Product generated by tourism industry (2015 - 2016 Satellite Account)
3,500Total Employment generated by the tourism industry (2015 - 2016 Satellite Account) 
53,000International Overnight Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
$16MInternational Overnight Expenditure (Year ending Dec 2017)
1,396,000Domestic Daytrip Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
936,000Domestic Overnight Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
$467MDomestic Visitor Expenditure (Year ending Dec 3017)

Data Sources: International and National Visitor Survey Results by Tourism Research Australia and The State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2015-16 Report by Tourism Research Australia.

Festival and Arts

  • Phillip Island Food Truck Carnival
  • Phillip Island Whale Festival
  • Winter Arts Trail and Literary Festival 
  • Biyadin Festival
  • Easter Fun Festival

Sports

  • Motorsport - Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 
  • Motorsport -World Superbike Championships
  • Motorsport - Island Classic Historic Motorbike
  • Surfing - WSL Pro Surfing Qualifer (surfing)
  • Swimming - San Remo Channel Challenge (ocean swim)
  • Swimming - Cowes Classic (ocean swim and roadrun)
  • Boating - Rhyll Wooden Boat Festival
  • Fishing - Fishing Festival San Remo