When is the best time to travel to Brisbane?

While Queensland is known for its great climate and remains a beautiful destination any time of year, the weather in Brisbane can sometimes surprise you with its unpredictability. The best time to visit Brisbane will ultimately depend on your personal preferences and ideal itinerary.  If you want to soak up the sun at the South Bank lagoon without getting caught up in the school holiday crowds, late April, May, early September, and October are your best bets for clear skies and privacy. Just don’t forget to bring an extra layer – just in case!

What is Summer like in Brisbane?

You can expect high temperatures and humidity in Brisbane over the summer months, with temperatures generally reaching around 31-33°C. Summer can also bring with it some afternoon/evening thunderstorms, so don't count on perfect swimming weather every day. If you find the heat uncomfortable, you might like to spend your days in the air-conditioning at shopping centres and museums during summer. Appropriate clothing: Shorts and short-sleeved shirts. Don't forget: Sunscreen, a hat, and an umbrella.

What is Autumn like in Brisbane?

Autumn in Brisbane is usually the most comfortable time of year, with sunny days aplenty as the storm season eases off. While autumn days are generally clear and warm, by May, evening temperatures can drop down to around 12-14°C, so always pack an extra layer to beat the autumn chill! Appropriate clothing: Shorts and short-sleeved shirts. Don't forget: A light jacket for cooler evenings.

What is Winter like in Brisbane?

Brisbane generally experiences mild winters, with low humidity and average daily temperatures of around 21-23°C. The evenings, however, can get quite cool, dropping to around 3-8°C. If you're hitting the town at night in winter, be sure to layer up. August is a great time to visit if you want to avoid the school holiday crowds. Appropriate clothing: Jeans and a light jacket. Don't forget: Your warm winter pyjamas!

What is Spring like in Brisbane?

With an abundance of sunshine and the purple blooms of Jacaranda trees dotting the streets, spring is lovely in Brisbane. This is also a great time to take a day trip to Moreton Bay and see the whales migrating. The Riverfire Festival takes place in September too, so you'll have plenty of things to do and see in Brisbane during springtime. Appropriate clothing: Shorts and short-sleeved shirts. Don't forget: Your camera to catch Brisbane in full bloom and families of whales migrating.