When is the best time to go to Australia?

When is the best time to go to Australia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Australia, the weather is good everywhere in April, October, November and December
  • The weather is good all year in Sydney
  • On average, the warmest months in Sydney are January, February, March and December, and the coldest months are July and August
  • The rainiest months in this city are February, March and June
  • The cities with the best climate are Sydney, Brisbane (Queensland), Perth, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Esperance, Fraser Island, Gold Coast, Port Hedland, Port Macquarie and Streaky Bay, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Sydney are January, February, March, April and December

Annual weather in Australia

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Australia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 59°F to 101°F
1 to 24 days*
February 58°F to 99°F
1 to 22 days*
March 54°F to 99°F
1 to 22 days*
April 47°F to 99°F
0 to 13 days*
May 41°F to 92°F
1 to 7 days*
June 38°F to 88°F
0 to 10 days*
July 36°F to 88°F
0 to 12 days*
August 36°F to 94°F
0 to 10 days*
September 41°F to 99°F
0 to 7 days*
October 49°F to 104°F
0 to 7 days*
November 54°F to 104°F
0 to 13 days*
December 58°F to 103°F
1 to 20 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Australia by cities

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The best months to go to Sydney are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.



The best months to go to Adelaide are january, february, march, april, may, september, october, november and december.

Alice Springs

Alice Springs

The best months to go to Alice Springs are january, february, march, april, may, august, september, october, november and december.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Australia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Australia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Sydney, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane (Queensland) and Cairns, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Australia

Find out when Australia has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Australia

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June and August. The number of visitors to Australia is high in: July, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Australia: January, February, March, April, May and June.
  • Low season in Australia: August.
  • High season in Australia: July, September and November.
  • Peak season in Australia: October and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Australia month by month

Average price for flights to Australia

A return flight between Melbourne and Sydney is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 132 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 21 more for your airline ticket to Sydney if you go in april.

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Where to go in Australia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Alice Springs97°F95°F90°F83°F74°F67°F68°F74°F83°F88°F94°F95°F
Brisbane (Queensland)85°F83°F81°F77°F74°F70°F68°F72°F76°F79°F81°F83°F
Hobart (Tasmania)70°F70°F67°F63°F58°F54°F54°F56°F58°F61°F65°F67°F
Uluru (Ayers Rock)97°F95°F92°F83°F72°F65°F67°F72°F81°F88°F94°F95°F
Fraser Island85°F85°F83°F79°F74°F70°F70°F72°F76°F77°F81°F83°F
Gold Coast81°F81°F79°F76°F72°F68°F68°F70°F72°F74°F77°F79°F
Kangaroo Island74°F74°F72°F68°F65°F61°F59°F59°F61°F65°F68°F70°F
Port Hedland97°F97°F97°F95°F88°F81°F81°F85°F90°F95°F95°F97°F
Port Macquarie81°F79°F77°F74°F70°F65°F65°F67°F70°F74°F77°F79°F
Streaky Bay81°F81°F77°F74°F68°F63°F63°F63°F67°F72°F76°F79°F


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Is this weather information for Australia reliable?

Climate data for Australia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Australia allows us to determine the average for each month in Sydney, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane (Queensland), Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart (Tasmania), and 92 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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