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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 June 2019)

Phillip Island

  • 0 M Domestic and international visitors
  • $ 0 M Estimated visitor spend
  • 0 Approx jobs generated 2016/17
Key Insights (Year Ending June 2019)
$407MGross Regional Product generated by tourism industry (2016 - 2017 Satellite Account)
4,400Total Employment generated by the tourism industry (2016 - 2017 Satellite Account) 
64,000International Overnight Visitors
$28MInternational Overnight Expenditure
1.3MDomestic Daytrip Visitors
1.1MDomestic Overnight Visitors
$522MDomestic Visitor Expenditure

Data Sources: International and National Visitor Survey Results by Tourism Research Australia and The State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2016-17 Report by Tourism Research Australia.

Festival and Arts

  • Kustom Nationals
  • Phillip Island Whale Festival
  • Phillip Island Festival of Stories
  • Biyadin Festival
  • Churchill Island Easter Fun Festival
  • San Remo Fishing Festival


  • Motorsport - Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 
  • Motorsport -World Superbike Championships
  • Motorsport - Island Classic Historic Motorbike
  • Motorsport - Supercars
  • Motorsport - Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport (historic cars)
  • Surfing - WSL Pro Surfing Qualifer (surfing)
  • Swimming - San Remo Channel Challenge (ocean swim)
  • Swimming - Cowes Classic (ocean swim and roadrun)