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 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 June, July and August
  • The rainiest months in this city are February and March
  • The cities with the best climate are Sydney, Brisbane (Queensland), Gold Coast, Perth, Alice Springs, Cape Arid National Park, Coral Bay, Dampier, Fraser Island and Nullarbor National Park, 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:

January 63°F to 97°F
February 63°F to 95°F
March 61°F to 94°F
April 56°F to 92°F
May 52°F to 85°F
June 47°F to 83°F
July 47°F to 81°F
August 47°F to 83°F
September 50°F to 90°F
October 54°F to 95°F
November 58°F to 97°F
December 61°F to 97°F
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Australia by cities


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.


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 january, february, march, april, may, june, july, 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, Brisbane (Queensland), Cairns and Darwin, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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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.
Brisbane (Queensland)83°F83°F81°F77°F72°F68°F68°F70°F74°F77°F81°F83°F
Gold Coast81°F81°F79°F76°F72°F68°F67°F68°F72°F74°F77°F79°F
Hobart (Tasmania)70°F68°F67°F61°F56°F54°F52°F54°F58°F61°F63°F67°F
Alice Springs95°F94°F90°F83°F74°F67°F68°F74°F81°F88°F92°F95°F
Bamaga (Cape York Peninsula)90°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F88°F92°F94°F95°F94°F
Cape Arid National Park77°F77°F76°F72°F67°F63°F61°F63°F65°F68°F72°F74°F
Coral Bay94°F95°F95°F92°F85°F79°F77°F79°F83°F86°F88°F92°F
Daly Waters92°F92°F92°F92°F88°F85°F86°F90°F97°F101°F101°F97°F
Fitzgerald River National Park88°F86°F81°F76°F67°F61°F59°F61°F65°F72°F79°F85°F
Fraser Island85°F83°F83°F79°F74°F70°F70°F72°F76°F77°F81°F83°F
Great Barrier Reef86°F86°F85°F81°F77°F74°F74°F76°F79°F81°F85°F86°F
Hamilton Island83°F85°F83°F79°F76°F74°F72°F72°F76°F77°F79°F83°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 88 other cities.

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

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