When is the best time to go to Sydney?

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

  • The weather is good all year round in Sydney
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March and December
  • The coldest months are July and August
  • The rainiest months are February, March and June
  • The best months for swimming are January, February, March, April and December

Annual weather in Sydney

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

January 72°F/81°F
February 72°F/79°F
March 70°F/77°F
April 65°F/74°F
May 58°F/70°F
June 56°F/65°F
July 52°F/65°F
August 54°F/67°F
September 58°F/70°F
October 63°F/74°F
November 67°F/76°F
December 70°F/79°F

Weather and climate in Sydney

Sydney enjoys a humid subtropical climate (without dry season and with hot summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Sydney is 74°F (ranging from 65°F in july to 81°F in january). Annual rainfall is 52.1in, with a minimum of 2.2in in july and a maximum of 6.6in in march.
  • Between the months of january and december the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 72°F and it rains about 15% of the time in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Sydney

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Sydney: 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 Sydney

Find out when Sydney 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 Sydney

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

Figure: Visitor index for Sydney month by month

Best time for low prices in Sydney

Average prices of hotels in Sydney month by month

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

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Average price for flights to Sydney

A return flight between London and Sydney is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 1091 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 420 more for your airline ticket to Sydney if you go in december.

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Average price of hiring a car in Sydney

On average, it costs $ 17 per day to hire a car in Sydney. This price varies by $ 4.8 depending on the month. In june, hiring a car costs an average of $ 15 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in december is $ 20.

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Other cities and places near Sydney

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