When is the best time to go to Melbourne?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Melbourne are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February and December
  • The coldest months are June, July and August
  • The rainiest months are January, February, March, May, June, August, September, October, November and December
  • The best months for swimming are January, February, March, April, May and December

Annual weather in Melbourne

For full information about the climate and weather in Melbourne a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 65°F/79°F
February 63°F/79°F
March 61°F/74°F
April 56°F/68°F
May 50°F/61°F
June 47°F/58°F
July 47°F/56°F
August 47°F/58°F
September 49°F/61°F
October 54°F/67°F
November 58°F/72°F
December 61°F/76°F

Weather and climate in Melbourne

Melbourne enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Melbourne is 67°F (ranging from 56°F in july to 79°F in january). Annual rainfall is 38.7in, with a minimum of 2.6in in april and a maximum of 3.7in in august.
  • In the month of january the climate is very good. At lunchtime, it's 77°F in average and you can expect to have 3in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From february to april the climate is beautiful. the thermometer goes up to 68°F°C and you can expect to have 2.6in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From may to august the climate is passable, but still OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 50°F and it rains about 22% of the time in august.
  • From september to december the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 61°F and it rains about 15% of the time in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Melbourne

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Melbourne: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Melbourne

Find out when Melbourne 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 Melbourne

  • Very low season in Melbourne
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: April, May and June.
  • Low season in Melbourne
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, July, August and September.
  • High season in Melbourne
    The number of visitors to Melbourne is high in: January and February.
  • Peak season in Melbourne
    The largest number of tourists visiting Melbourne is during: October, November and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Melbourne month by month

Best time for low prices in Melbourne

Average prices of hotels in Melbourne month by month

Generally, June is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Melbourne. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, November is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Melbourne

A return flight between London and Melbourne is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 1121 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 441 more for your airline ticket to Melbourne if you go in july.

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Average price of hiring a car in Melbourne

On average, it costs $ 24 per day to hire a car in Melbourne. This price varies by $ 2.4 depending on the month. In february, hiring a car costs an average of $ 22 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in april is $ 24.

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Other cities and places near Melbourne

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