Victoria, Australia

Melbourne – Best time to go

Best time to visit Melbourne

The best time of year to book a holiday in Melbourne is November to March

The weather is warm and sunny, with just a few days of rain.

  • Maximum Daytime Temperature: 26°C
  • Minimum Night Time Temperature: 8°C
  • Average rainfall: 50mm per month
  • Average daylight hours: 9

What’s the weather like in Melbourne between November and March?

Melbourne is often talked about as having four seasons in one day. The summer months, between November and March, are distinctly warm with temperatures averaging 26°C, however highs have been known to reach well above 30°C. Evenings are pleasantly cooler and can drop down to 8– 10°C. These months see the fewest days of rain, although it’s advisable to pack an umbrella or waterproofs just in case.

Reasons to visit Melbourne from November to March

  • Make the most of the warm sunshine and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities; swimming, cycling, hiking, horse riding, and of course winding down with a refreshing al fresco drink.
  • Most of the important sporting events take place during the summer is the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Grand Slam and the Boxing Day Test Cricket Match. 
  • Enjoy a long line up of cultural and music events, from music festivals to open-air concerts.
  • Galleries and museums are open year round, and a welcome relief from the heat of warmer days.