Located on the South Eastern coast of Australia, Melbourne is its second-most populous city in Oz, as well as the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria. (Not to mention, the BEST city in Australia – I am a local and biased but there is a reason we won ‘the most livable city 7 years in a row!‘)
Covering almost 10,000 square kilometres, it is an all-weather metropolis, filled with places to go and things to do and see. This can, however, bring with it some problems of its own, as it will leave many with questions when it comes to planning their own trip. Where are the best places to stay in Melbourne? When is the best time to visit Melbourne? How many days in Melbourne is enough? What are the best things to do in Melbourne? Are there any Free Things to do in Melbourne?
All of these can be issues for even experienced travellers, let alone those who are visiting the city, or perhaps even the country, for the very first time. If you don’t get things like these right, there is a good chance that what should have been the trip of a lifetime ends up being a little disappointing.
That is why today, I want to try and help you with one of those things, as I am going to look at what is the best time to visit Melbourne Australia. I will show you what the highlights of each season are, give you some information about the sorts of temperatures, events, and amount of daylight that will be present when you visit, as well as suggesting who each time of year might be best suited for.
Hopefully, this should give you all the information you need to ensure your trip to Melbourne is as enjoyable and memorable as it could possibly be.
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Table of Contents
- 1 Best Time To Visit Melbourne: A Guide to Visiting Melbourne in Summer (December – February)
- 1.1 Things to do in Melbourne in Summer
- 1.2 Events and Festivals in Melbourne in Summer
- 2 Best Time To Visit Melbourne: A Guide to Visiting Melbourne in Autumn (March-May)
- 2.1 Things to do in Melbourne in Autumn
- 3 Best Time To Visit Melbourne: A Guide to Visiting Melbourne in Winter (June-August)
- 3.1 Things to do in Melbourne in Winter
- 4 Best Time To Visit Melbourne: Visiting Melbourne in Spring (September-November)
- 4.1 Things to do in Melbourne in Spring
- 5 Our Final Thoughts on the Best Time to Visit Melbourne Australia
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT! As most of you will be aware, Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, which means that our seasons are the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere. So if you’re international travelers from Europe, the USA, Asia etc the travel seasons are flipped: your winter is our summer; your spring is our autumn etc. Be sure to check the months over the ‘seasons’ if you are a little unsure to help you plan the perfect trip down under.
Best Time To Visit Melbourne: A Guide to Visiting Melbourne in Summer (December – February)
Summer in Australia (December to February) the hottest time of year, with temperatures in Melbourne reaching as high as 46.4ºC/115.5ºF. This makes it a great place to visit for anyone looking to escape the darkness, leave their (northern hemisphere!) winter blues behind and get some ‘winter’ sun.
With miles of incredible beaches and crystal clear waters, summer in Melbourne is the perfect time to top up your tan, go for a swim, or perhaps take part in some new activities, like surfing, snorkelling, water sports or scuba diving.
While it is certainly possible that the temperatures around this time of year will be a little too much for some people – as with any season in Melbourne, it is a distinct possibility that you can and will experience all 4 seasons in a day. A favourite Melbourne saying is ‘if you don’t like the Melbourne weather, wait a minute‘.
But those who like it nice and warm are in for a real treat, with mostly warm to hot days, and slightly cooler nights and a gorgeous city to enjoy.
Things to do in Melbourne in Summer
For those who love Christmas, this is a great chance to experience the holidays in a different season. Christmas in Australia is more about seafood, sunshine, beaches – and cricket(!) than donning your daggy Christmas jumper to eat ham and turkey.
The summer also means spending a lot of time outside enjoying the weather and for most families – the summer school holidays. From walks to road trips, winery tours to river cruises, rooftop bars and outdoor cinemas. You will also have access to all the amenities you would expect from a beach destination during the traditional summer months, such as beach sports, boat trips and sightseeing tours.
OUR TOP TIP: Make sure to take part in some of the traditional Christmas festivities. For those from most parts of the world, experiencing Christmas in the blistering heat will be a truly unique occasion.
Events and Festivals in Melbourne in Summer
Summer is a great time for events in Melbourne, and in a city that loves its sports, there are 2 major events in that visitors have the chance to experience.
The first is the Boxing Day Test at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) where up to 100,000 people pack the largest stadium in Australia to see two teams don their whites and hit the turf. And at the end of January, there is the chance to spend a day at the Australian Open, which is one of the 4 major tournaments on the tennis calendar.
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Average Low: 4.4ºC/39.9ºF
Average High: 24.8ºC/76.6ºF
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Average Low: 16.1ºC/61ºF
Average High: 27ºC/80.6ºF
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Average Low: 16.4ºC/61.5ºF
Average High: 26.9ºC/80.4ºF
Best Time To Visit Melbourne: A Guide to Visiting Melbourne in Autumn (March-May)
Between March and April/ May is an incredibly popular time for tourists to visit Melbourne, as it features the sort of climate you would associate with late summer. Beautiful days give way to warm nights, creating a pleasant temperature for the duration of your stay. Perfect for shoulder season tourism.
This means that nothing is off limits, no matter what you have planned for your trip. Whether you want to spend days lazing on the beach or exploring the attractions, nights dining al fresco, or even venturing outside the city, you will never have to worry about being too hot or too cold to do so.
The increased popularity of this time of year means you aren’t likely to find the same sort of value that you can at other times. That said, it is a far cry from the peak of high season and there are still deals to be had if you look hard enough.
Things to do in Melbourne in Autumn
With average temperatures just starting to cool off, this is an ideal time to enjoy some relaxing outdoor activities in a climate that is nice and warm but not overbearing.
Spend a little time at the beach, enjoy some traditional Australian BBQ and relax outdoors in the city’s fabulous bars and restaurants.
It is even a great time to explore beyond the limits of the city as well. Healesville Sanctuary and the Yarra Valley are near Melbourne CBD; plus Grampians National Park, Macedon Ranges, Dandenong Ranges, the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and Sovereign Hill are all located just a few hours from Melbourne (and make for perfect day trips) and are fabulous destinations for anyone interested in the history, wildlife or landscapes of the region.
OUR TOP TIP: Get prepared for the feeling of late summer sun. This is when the weather is just starting to cool off, providing visitors with some of the most pleasant, comfortable temperatures that you will find at any point of the year in Melbourne.
Festivals & Events in Melbourne in Autumn
Autumn is a great time to visit Melbourne for anyone wanting to get a glimpse at the culture of the city. Melbourne Fashion Festival and Melbourne Food and Wine Festivals are both held in March, while Melbourne International Comedy Festival begins at the end of March and runs into April.
April also sees one of the most important public holidays – Anzac Day, which commemorates the service of fallen military in a traditional remembrance day service. These events give visitors a great way to experience the food, drink, style, humour and humility of the region.
2021 will also see the unveiling of a new Melbourne Festival – RISING – which will replace White Night. Held under the full moon between 26 May to 6 June, it’s going to be a wonderful outdoor festival combining public art, performance and music; and alongside the annual Moomba Festival and Midsumma Festival, is a great time to experience the city.
Also, sports fans are not neglected in Autumn – the start of March sees the first event on the F1 calendar when Albert Park is turned into a race track for the Formula 1 Melbourne Grand Prix.
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Average Low: 14.6ºC/58.3ºF
Average High: 24.6ºC/76.3ºF
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Average Low: 11.8ºC/53.2ºF
Average High: 21.1ºC/70ºF
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Average Low: 9.8ºC/53.2ºF
Average High: 17.6ºC/63.7ºF
Best Time To Visit Melbourne: A Guide to Visiting Melbourne in Winter (June-August)
When packing for a vacation between June and August, be sure to pack your coast and jumpers and be prepared for a few rainy days with Melbourne enjoying the lowest temperatures of the year. Don’t be too worried by that though, as you are still unlikely to find temperatures dropping much below 10ºC/50ºF – you may just get a bit rained on!
That makes it a great time to visit for anyone who is interested in visiting Australia but has been put off by the high summer temperatures it’s famous for. Now is the time that you can make your visit and experience everything the city has to offer, without constantly worrying about looking for shade, drinks or air-conditioning all the time.
Things to do in Melbourne in Winter
Winter (June to August) is a great time to explore the city, without the heat becoming too much. Take a stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens, check out some of the amazing museums, or enjoy any of the other activities that don’t rely on glorious sunshine the whole time. There is also the Queen Victoria Night Markets for food, live music and artisan stalls every Wednesday night between the beginning of June and the end of August.
Despite not being something Melbourne, or Australia in general for that matter, is known for, there’s also ski resorts located out in the Victoria mountains. For those who are feeling truly adventurous, why not head out and hit the slopes, and experience skiing in Australia.
OUR TOP TIP: Bring your warmer clothes, and prepare to layer up. As we mentioned above, Melbourne can easily experience all 4 seasons in a day!
Festivals & Events in Melbourne in Winter
When it comes to winter festivals in Melbourne, it is something best suited to those who are interested in the arts. With the Melbourne International Film Festival held throughout August, as well as the Melbourne Writers Festival running through August and into September, it is a great time to see some of the talent the city has to offer in terms of acting, story writing and so much more.
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Average Low: 8.2ºC/46.8ºF
Average High: 15.1ºC/59.2ºF
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Average Low: 7.5ºC/45.5ºF
Average High: 14.5ºC/58.1ºF
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Average Low: 7.9ºC/46.2ºF
Average High: 15.9ºC/60.6ºF
Best Time To Visit Melbourne: Visiting Melbourne in Spring (September-November)
While a lot of the seasons in Australia are different to elsewhere around the world, Spring (September to November) is a time that is pretty much the same as anywhere else in the world. Neither too hot nor too cold, the pleasant temperatures are largely suitable for the majority of things on your checklist.
Meanwhile, being out of the traditional “holiday” periods means substantially less tourists will visit at this time of year.
For starters, that means you will find everything from attractions to bars and restaurants less crowded, making for a much more peaceful and relaxing stay.
The lack of people will also lead to much better value deals being available as well. Hotels and airlines all lower their prices to try and reach capacity, making it a great time to travel for anyone working on a tight budget.
Things to do in Melbourne in Spring
In truth, there isn’t much you can’t do in Melbourne at this time of year. That said, it is a particularly ideal time to do some of the outdoor activities that may be a little less enjoyable when surrounded by crowds or under the beating sun.
Enjoy attractions like the Melbourne Zoo or Queen Victoria Market. Explore Chinatown and discover the diversity of the city. Catch a show like The Australian Ballet or attend one of the many music festivals. Do things that let you capitalise on both the climate and population of your destination at this time of year.
OUR TOP TIP: This is the best time to travel for those looking for a great deal. Right between the high season and the school break, there is a tourist lull that allows you to find flights and accommodation for much more affordable rates.
Festivals & Events in Melbourne in Spring
Spring, more specifically November is a fabulous time to visit Melbourne for anyone who is a fan of horse racing or finals footy. The Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most famous thoroughbred horse race, is held on the first Tuesday of November; and the finals of Victoria’s favourite winter sport – the AFL grand final (Australian Rules Football) is held at the MCG at the end of September.
No matter which event you attend, you’re bound to be thrilled – and get a public holiday to boot!
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Average Low: 9.4ºC/48.9ºF
Average High: 18.1ºC/64.6ºF
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Average Low: 10.9ºC/51.6ºF
Average High: 20.5ºC/68.8ºF
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Average Low: 12.8ºC/55ºF
Average High: 22.9ºC/73.2ºF
Our Final Thoughts on the Best Time to Visit Melbourne Australia
Considering most people come to Melbourne Victoria to enjoy warm weather and beautiful beaches, the best time for the vast majority of people to visit will be between November and March. While there are plenty of reasons to visit Melbourne throughout the year, this period gives you a great opportunity to make the most of the reversed seasons and have a winter break in the sun.
However, those seeking cooler temperatures will prefer winter with the best month to visit being between June and August, and anyone travelling on a tight budget will find great deals in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn (Fall), while travellers looking for the most comfortable daytime temperatures will have a great time in the spring.
As I said at the outset, Melbourne is a great city, no matter when you choose to visit. The reason to get the timing right is not to make sure you can enjoy your trip; it is to turn what is sure to be a great break into the vacation of a lifetime.
So, there you have it, a complete rundown of the best times to visit Melbourne and what each different part of the year has to offer. Hopefully, this should have given you everything you need to decide on the perfect time to visit the city.
All that’s left is to start getting things booked, so you can jet off as soon as possible and start experiencing it all for yourself.
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The best times to visit Melbourne are between March and May and September and November. These shoulder seasons feature moderate temperatures and tourist crowds, plus lower airfare rates.
If it is your first time visiting the city, you'll find it is entirely possible to experience Melbourne in 3 days, although 5 days is ideal so you have more time for day trips.What month is the best month to visit Australia? ›
September to November & March to May are best time to visit Australia. Most of the tourists opt for these months to visit Australia. The weather during these seasons is neither too hot nor too cold that makes it perfect to have a walk around Australia.
The best time to visit Melbourne is during the Southern Hemisphere's summer months of December to February. During this time of year, the weather is hot and sunny, and there are plenty of things to do across town. The city comes alive during this time of year, hosting outdoor festivals, events, and things to do.What is the cheapest time of year to travel to Australia? ›
The cheapest airfare tends to be during the low season, which runs from May 1 through the first week in June, and again from about the third week in July through the third week in September.
You should plan to spend around AU$192 ($119) per day on your vacation in Australia, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, AU$42 ($26) on meals for one day and AU$37 ($23) on local transportation.How much money do I need for 7 days in Australia? ›
The average price of a 7-day trip to Australia is $1,955 for a solo traveler, $3,357 for a couple, and $1,725 for a family of 4.
There is no need to stay for more than 5 days in the city itself. As previously mentioned, after 3 or 4 days, it's better to go on day trips. If you have more than 6 days on your hands though, you should consider going on weekend trips from Melbourne. The state of Victoria is home to fantastic national parks.What is the perfect time to visit Australia? ›
Spring and autumn are among the best times to travel the entire country. International flights to Australia are more affordable than in summer; the weather is warming up (or cooling down from summer highs); and the north, from Broome to Cairns, experiences the dry season, offering perfect travel conditions.
We spent 1 month in Australia travelling down the east coast – including Christmas in Byron Bay and New Year in Sydney which was pretty amazing. That said, we definitely feel like 4 weeks was nowhere near enough, so if you're planning a month in Oz try and stay a week or two longer at least if you can.
In most parts of Australia, the coldest night and day typically occur during July, several weeks after the June winter solstice.
In March, the weather in Melbourne is usually warm. The average temperature is of 18.4 °C (65 °F), with a minimum of 12.9 °C (55.2 °F) and a maximum of 23.9 °C (75 °F). On the coldest nights, which normally occur at the end of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 6.5 °C (44 °F).What is Melbourne like in March? ›
The average temperature in Melbourne in March for a typical day ranges from a high of 76°F (24°C) and a low of 57°F (14°C). Some would describe it as mildly cool with a gentle breeze. For comparison, the hottest month in Melbourne, January, has days with highs of 82°F (28°C) and lows of 59°F (15°C).
The season starts in March and ends in May, though the autumn colours may start and end earlier or later in the season depending on the weather. From Melbourne CBD to nearby areas – here's our roundup of the 21 best places to see the changing leaves during a Melbourne autumn.What is the safest place in Melbourne? ›
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Melbourne is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Although you can enjoy an excellent quality of life on an average net salary in Melbourne, it is a fairly expensive city, as most of Australia's major cities are. The living cost in Melbourne varies greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you come from.What is the cheapest month to travel? ›
It's often much cheaper to travel from May to early June and late August through mid-October. The weather is still relatively warm during the shoulder season, and you'll beat the crazy summer crowds. This is when we find the best international flight deals!
1 – Cairns, Australia (Cheapest)
As a smaller city with lower real estate prices, Cairns tends to be a bit cheaper than the huge cities on the list.
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A popular tourist stop between Adelaide and Alice Springs, this town is one of the cheapest places to live in the entire country—if not the cheapest. The cost of living here is low, and as an added bonus, it is a tight-knit community.
How much should I budget for a trip to Australia? A reasonable budget for two for a week in Australia is around A$2,589. The above cost is based on staying in good, mid-range accommodation and having a few meals out per week, while preparing some yourself.
There is no limit to the amount of physical currency that may be brought into or taken out of Australia. However, travellers entering and departing Australia must report any currency they are carrying of $10,000 or more in Australian dollars, or the foreign currency equivalent.
At the time of your WHV application, the government requests to prove that you have a certain amount in your bank account. You need at least $5000/person or about £3000. Even if this sum may seem significant, keep in mind that life in Australia is quite expensive.Do you need cash in Melbourne? ›
The majority of places will accept credit cards, but smaller shops may require cash for purchases if they don't have Eftpos. Some retailers may have a minimal withdrawal amount and cash will be required if the purchase is under the minimal amount. Also cash is required when purchasing tickets for travelling on buses.
Dr Morris says that while, on average, Australians who earn $74,000 or more are happier than those who don't, there are still happy people who earn less, and people who earn more but are unhappy.How much money do you need for food in Australia? ›
As with many other items, the prices of food and drink items vary across Australia. On average, a person can expect to spend anywhere between AUD 250-350 per month (higher in major cities – see table below) on food and groceries.
You'll need at least five days to properly experience Melbourne, but 7-10 days is ideal. Three days will be enough to see the sights of the city. Part of Melbourne's appeal is the distinct vibe of its neighbourhoods, along with the wonderful attractions surrounding the city.Is 5 days enough in Melbourne? ›
You could spend a lifetime here and not see everything. But if you're visiting and you've only got 5 days in Melbourne, then you are still going to have a ball. Five days is a great amount of time to see the main city attractions, explore a few neighbourhoods and even get out of the city on a day trip.
Planning a trip to Melbourne? It can be a lot to take in, with city attractions, country sights, and even coastal hotspots on your traveller's bucket list! But a week can be plenty of time to see all of what Melbourne has to offer, cramming Victoria's main highlights into seven days of fun!What months are rainy in Australia? ›
From November until April, the tropical region of Australia faces its wet season, characterized by high temperatures, monsoonal rains, and sweltering humidity. In comparison, the dry season has clear blue skies, warm days and cool nights.
There's more than seven million square kilometres of Australia to explore, which is a whole lot of territory to cover in just three weeks. But if you've only got 21 days Down Under to tick off the highlights, this is how to make the most of it.
Impossible! Australia is so vast that in 1 week, you'll only be able to get in a small corner of it -- perhaps one city or a few of the natural wonders. It will be memorable, nevertheless, and careful planning will maximize your time and allow you to see some of the major sights.
Meanwhile, collaborative database Expatistan estimates the current cost of living for a single person in Australia is actually an eye-watering $3,655 per month.How much do I need to live in Australia for a month? ›
The average cost of living in Australia per month is approximately AU $1,332.33, according to Numbeo. This is excluding rent, which for a one-bedroom apartment would be AU $1,190. All of this adds up to AU $2,522.33 per month or $30,267.96 per year.
The average Australian would need to earn over $300,000 a year to consider themselves as officially "rich", new research has found.Which month is coldest in Melbourne? ›
June and July are the coldest months and October is the wettest. Annual average rainfall for Melbourne is around 649 mm.
The city of Perth has the best weather/climate in Australia. The city enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild but wet winters. Perth is also the sunniest capital city in Australia and is considered one of the hottest experiencing over 250+ days of sunny blue skies.Which is the hottest month in Australia? ›
The hottest months in Australia are therefore December, January and February. In these months, you might like to head south to escape the heat. The coldest months are June, July and August - a perfect time to explore up north.
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- However, for going out, go as casual as you like.
- During the day in the summer it's hot, so our advice is to pack lightweight, loose fitting clothes in natural fabrics such as linen, silk and cotton that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry.
The Average Temperatures for the weather in March are: High 23.9 – Low 13.2 degrees Celsius. Quite a few outside festive events are held during this month as the Melbourne weather in March produces just that right balance of conditions.
The weather is starting to cool in autumn, but the days can still be quite warm. This is where layering is important as it will be cool enough in the mornings and evenings for stockings and a good jacket. During the day the sun will be quite hot, and you will want to have a light t-shirt and skirt on.
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- Pack for all seasons. ...
- You can get a drink late at night, but not everywhere. ...
- You can eat well, for cheap.
The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from April 20 to November 27, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Melbourne is August, with an average of 10.1 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.Is Melbourne cold in May? ›
The Melbourne Climate in the month of May can still be rather mild but you can really tell that winter is on its way. The days are getting shorter with the evening sun not quite as orange and inviting as previous months.
Autumn is also called fall season and the trees shed their leaves during the autumn. The trees shed their leaves and flowers inorder to survive the upcoming harsh cold winters.What month leaves change colors? ›
When do Fall Leaves Change Color. Leaves can change their color from as early as mid-September all the way through early November. Typically, the second and third week of October are the peak times, but it shifts depending on where you live and your local weather conditions.
The Melbourne Zoo opens at 9:00 AM and we would recommend visiting the zoo as early in the morning as possible. This will not only ensure that you avoid the crowd that comes on later in the day but also have a better chance of seeing the animals since they're known to be out and about at the start of the day.
JULY & AUGUST. The windiest time of the year in Melbourne begins in July. There may be several days in succession of strong, cold north to northwest winds, often with cloud and some light rain. The weather is frequently cold and cloudy.What months are summer in Melbourne? ›
Summer (December – February)
Melbourne warms up in summer with mean temperatures between 14 - 25.3°C (57.2 - 77.5°F). These months are dry, with occasional hot spells that can last more than three days.
Jeans are always popular and will serve as a versatile base to your wardrobe. Wear them with cool layers such as a t-shirt and light jacket for the summer (December, January, February) or warmer ones e.g. a long sleeved shirt and sweater in the winter (June, July and August).
The 'wet season': November - April
The wet season in Australia's north is characterised by very hot days, high humidity, monsoonal rains and possible cyclones, but it's not without its drawcards.
Conditions vary greatly depending on where you are, with ocean winds keeping winters warm and summers cool. But in general the best time to visit Victoria is late summer (March-April) as the weather is still warm (hovering around 28°C plus) and more settled.Why Melbourne is the best place to visit? ›
Melbourne is famous for its culture, and the National Gallery of Victoria is the jewel in the crown. It's not only the oldest public art gallery in Australia, it's also the most visited. Here, you can admire more than 70,000 works of European, Asian, Oceanic, and American art in two city locations.
Across most of the country, spring is the windiest time of the year. Wind speeds and wind power tend to be 3-5 times stronger in March and April than in July and August. In the dust bowl days most of the dust storms were in late winter and spring. That continues to be the case in the Plains today.Which Australian city has the worst weather? ›
Q) Which Australian City Has The Worst Weather? Adelaide and Melbourne take the crown when it comes to cities with the worst weather in Australia. Both these cities are generally a lot cooler than others and also experience a lot more rainfall and fewer sunny days.
April Weather in Melbourne Australia. Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 71°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 82°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 53°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 61°F.What clothes to wear in Melbourne in April? ›
Melbourne can be sunny one minute and raining the next! If you're coming in April I would suggest just your regular clothes and a jacket to keep warm if you are not used to the cold weather. 18-20 degrees isn't cold as such but if you are going near the Philip Island then it can get quite chilly on the waterfront.
It is a good time to explore the city on foot or on a bike and enjoy picnics, barbeques and more in any of the beautiful parks here. June to August: These are the coldest months in Melbourne. This is the off-season when the airfares and hotel rates fall down.