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 at least tolerable in April, September and October
  • 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 June, July and August
  • The rainiest months in this city are February, April, June and November
  • The cities with the best climate are Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, Alice Springs, Cape Arid National Park, Coral Bay, Nullarbor National Park, Oodnadatta, Plumridge Lakes, Purnululu National Park, Roma, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Bateau Bay, Blackwater, Bondi beach, Bunbury, Coober Pedy, Forster, Geraldton, Hughenden, Mandurah, Manly beach, Mount Isa, Newcastle, Newman, Port Augusta, Port Macquarie, Streaky Bay, Tom Price, Umina and Wollongong, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Sydney are January, February, March, April and December

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

Month
January 63°F to 95°F
38%
February 63°F to 95°F
40%
March 63°F to 95°F
36%
April 59°F to 92°F
30%
May 54°F to 86°F
26%
June 49°F to 83°F
26%
July 47°F to 83°F
24%
August 50°F to 86°F
22%
September 54°F to 94°F
23%
October 54°F to 99°F
24%
November 59°F to 99°F
30%
December 61°F to 99°F
36%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Australia by cities

Sydney

Best time to go to Sydney

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

Adelaide

Best time to go to Adelaide

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

Brisbane (Queensland)

Best time to go to Brisbane (Queensland)

The best months to go to Brisbane (Queensland) are april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Cairns

Best time to go to Cairns

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

Darwin

Best time to go to Darwin

The best months to go to Darwin are may, june, july, august and september.

Gold Coast

Best time to go to Gold Coast

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


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Climate and Weather in Australia

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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, Brisbane (Queensland), Cairns and Darwin, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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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.
Sydney85°F83°F81°F77°F72°F67°F67°F68°F72°F74°F79°F81°F
Adelaide83°F83°F79°F74°F68°F63°F61°F61°F65°F70°F76°F77°F
Brisbane (Queensland)85°F85°F83°F81°F76°F72°F70°F72°F76°F79°F83°F85°F
Cairns90°F90°F88°F86°F83°F81°F81°F81°F85°F86°F90°F92°F
Darwin92°F92°F94°F94°F92°F90°F90°F90°F94°F95°F97°F95°F
Gold Coast85°F85°F83°F81°F76°F72°F72°F72°F76°F77°F81°F83°F
Hobart (Tasmania)72°F72°F68°F65°F59°F56°F56°F58°F59°F61°F67°F68°F
Melbourne81°F81°F76°F70°F63°F59°F58°F59°F65°F68°F76°F77°F
Perth94°F94°F88°F81°F74°F68°F67°F68°F68°F76°F83°F88°F
Alice Springs95°F94°F90°F83°F74°F67°F67°F74°F83°F88°F94°F95°F
Canberra85°F79°F76°F67°F59°F54°F52°F56°F61°F67°F76°F77°F
Bamaga (Cape York Peninsula)90°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F88°F92°F95°F95°F95°F
Cape Arid National Park92°F88°F83°F79°F70°F65°F63°F68°F74°F81°F85°F88°F
Coral Bay95°F97°F97°F94°F86°F79°F79°F81°F83°F88°F90°F94°F
Daly Waters94°F92°F92°F92°F88°F85°F86°F90°F99°F101°F101°F97°F
Dampier99°F99°F99°F97°F90°F85°F85°F85°F88°F94°F97°F99°F
Fitzgerald River National Park90°F88°F81°F76°F67°F61°F58°F61°F63°F72°F79°F85°F
Fraser Island86°F86°F85°F81°F77°F74°F72°F72°F76°F79°F83°F85°F
Great Barrier Reef90°F90°F88°F86°F81°F79°F77°F79°F83°F85°F88°F90°F
Hamilton Island88°F88°F88°F85°F81°F77°F77°F76°F77°F81°F85°F88°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, Brisbane (Queensland), Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart (Tasmania), Melbourne, and 89 other cities.

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

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