This has more than offset a relative dearth of New Zealanders and Britons coming for the long term.
International students from China in particular are expected to be a key driver of permanent migration into Australia over the coming years.
But there's no doubt that net overseas migration into Australia is on an upwards trajectory, and tracking at 4-year highs.
And the Aussie permanent migration programme will remain at a record ceiling of 190,000.
Meanwhile the lower dollar is encouraging more domestic tourism from home and abroad, which is a positive vibe for Sydney and Queensland.
And, on that note, I'll be wandering off up to the Sunny Coast myself over the weekend.
Cheers for reading and sharing my blog this week - the monthly readership touched 54,000 yesterday - and have a good one!