So you’re coming to Australia, but you don’t know what to clothes to pack because it’s such a big country and weather is different in each city!

Here are some tips on what to wear when coming to Australia- we hope will be helpful for you when coming to visit this splendid country:

1. Melbourne

Style:

An artsy, modern, & multi-cultural city of about 4 million people. For a city, it has been described as relaxing compared to large cities around the globe. People tend to wear black a lot during Winter (June/July/Aug).

Weather:

Melbourne is known for having 4 seasons in a day.

In Summer (Dec/Jan/Feb), it’s usually mildly warm (around 75 Fahrenheit or 24 C). Some days are breezy and it cools down a lot at night (so bring a jacket!). Occasionally, there’s a heat wave during January or February and on these days, it’s between 104-113 Fahrenheit  (40-45 C).

Spring (Sept/Oct/Nov) and Autumn (March/April/May) have days that are cool (18 C or 64.4 F) and days that are mildly warm such as 23 C or 73.4 F.

No matter what time of the year it is in Melbourne, the nights are usually cool.

2. Sydney

Style:

A cosmopolitan, fashionable city. It’s quite uptown as it’s comprised of picturesque beaches, iconic landmarks, and world -class restaurants and bars.

Weather:

Sydney weather has been described somewhat similar to Mediterranean weather. The Winters are mild (ranging from 15 C/59 F- 19C/66.2 F) and the Summers are just perfectly warm (around 82.4 F/ 28 C). Spring and Autumn are really nice and mildly warm too (Around 22 C/71.6 F). It doesn’t get too humid in warm weather. It’s generally excellent to be outdoors in Sydney, whether you’re heading to the beautiful beaches, or strolls around the city.

3. Perth

Style

Perth is known for it’s amazing beaches, surf culture, and laid back/hippie atmosphere. As the city has grown, the night life is becoming more lively with many niche bars. Perth has a reputation of being one of the friendliest cities in Australia.

Weather:

Warm, warm, warm but not hot!  It’s usually around 25 C/ 77 F in Summer and just a few degrees cooler in Autumn and Spring. Winter can be a little cooler, averaging around 13 C/ 55 F.

It’s usually beach weather most of the year and a great place to be actively outdoors!

4. Brisbane

Style

Brisbane is a small, relaxing city with friendly locals.

Weather:

Warm in Summer (averaging 26 C/ 78 F) and mild in Winter- during the day in Winter, it’s warm – 21 C/ 69.8 F and drops cooler at night.

Autumn and Spring is warm.

You generally don’t need a jacket at night during Summer/Autumn/Spring, but in Winter, you’d need a jacket and warm clothes.

Most days of the year here are perfect for swimming and being outdoors.

5. Gold Coast

Style

This city is like the Miami of The United States. It has a good beach culture, many residents are into fitness, there’s a strong party atmosphere at night, and it’s a fun city to visit and soak in the lively atmosphere.

Weather

It’s exactly the same as Brisbane weather as it’s only 40 minutes away. Most days are beach days, even in Winter. Just remember that it cools down at night during Winter, so don’t forget to bring warm clothes for the night!

6. Cairns

Style

A very laid back, small city, (pretty much the same size as a town), surrounded by so much nature- beaches and rainforests. This city attracts many young travelers from Europe due to its tropical climate, many hostels/accommodation, and easy going/hippie atmosphere. The locals are very welcoming and outdoorsy.

Weather

Tropical! It gets HOT and humid during the warmer months and dry in Winter, but everyday, it’s warm so you don’t need a jacket or warm clothes here at all!

7. Tasmania

Style

Laid back, small state, surrounded by beautiful nature- mountains, forests, lakes, and beaches. It has been described as a miniature New Zealand, minus the ice glaciers.

Weather:

It’s usually cool in Tasmania, quite similar to Melbourne, but a little bit cooler. We suggest bringing warm clothes that are suitable for hiking and exploring.

8. Northern Territory (Darwin)

Style

Darwin is a very small city, also surrounded by a lot of nature such as beaches and national parks.

Weather:

This area doesn’t get 4 seasons, only dry season and wet season. It’s warm all year round (particularly hot in the dry season) so you won’t require a jacket or warm clothes, but perhaps a rain coat during wet season.

9. Canberra:

Style

The Capital of Australia. Most people who live here work with the Government. It’s a small, quiet city, landlocked by Victoria and NSW.  The suburbs here are quite green and leafy.

Weather:

As Canberra is on an elevation, it’s much cooler here than anywhere else in Australia, much similar to the weather in Tasmania. It’s best to bring warm clothes when visiting Canberra.

 

 

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