Australian Embassy

More Indonesians are Travelling to Australia than Ever Before Find Out Why

Media Release

20 March 2017

Young Indonesians looking for a unique and affordable holiday overseas are heading to Australia in record numbers. 

Last year the Australian Embassy in Jakarta issued 100,000 visas, up by a third on 2015.  In December Indonesian tourist numbers to Australia grew by 40 per cent compared to the same period the year before.

Indonesian visitors to Australia are being drawn by the fresh food and variety of international cuisine, a famous coffee culture, great shopping and an outdoor lifestyle.  Over the last year 14.8 per cent more Indonesians have chosen Australia as their holiday destination.

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson said Australia too is already the overseas study destination of choice for young Indonesians.

“Now many more have discovered that it’s great value for money and very close, with Perth only four hours’ flight from Jakarta,” Ambassador Grigson said.

Travel blogger Marischka Prudence and Muhammad Abdul Ghani, the winner of Sobat Jalan Australia Photo Contest, have recently tasted the best of Brisbane and Perth as part of a joint campaign by the Australian Embassy and, Indonesia’s leading online travel agency. It is the first time that has promoted an overseas destination, as part of its Sobat Jalan online travel video series.

The clips from their holiday are available here.

Sobat Jalan video series have been periodically produced by to educate the public about traveling sites from many locations. Co-Founder and Chief Communication Officer, Gaery Undarsa said: “ now offers international holidays and we hope that Sobat Jalan Australia encourages more Indonesians to explore the many experiences that Australia has to offer.”

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