Climate

Brisbane has a subtropical climate with warm and hot weather throughout most of the year. Boasting 261 days of sunshine a year, Brisbane’s climate is very sunny, with around 2,800 hours of sunshine annually. Most rainfall is in summer. This can be in the form of rather awe inspiring thunderstorms with torrential rain.

Summer
December – February

During summer, average temperatures range from 21 – 29.8°C and the city has its highest rainfall, which can bring thunderstorms and occasional floods. Average rainfall during this time is 426.6 mm.

Autumn
March – May

Autumn, from March till May, cools off slightly and sees a rapid reduction in rainfall. The average high temperature drops from the high 20s at the start of the season to the mid 20s by its end. Nights gradually become more comfortable and by May you might even want a light extra layer.

Winter
June – August

Brisbane’s weather in winter is generally dry and mild with mean temperatures between 11 – 21°C (51.8 – 69.8°F). Early mornings and nights can be crisp, but overnight lows rarely drop below 9°C (48.2°F). The spring climate is similar to autumn, with average temperatures between 15 – 25°C.

Spring
September – November

September till November, is hot and sunny, and starts off very dry. The average high temperature creeps up through the mid 20s, reaching 27°C in November, and nights become warm again. Sunshine levels get up to a fantastic nine hours per day and the sea warms to 24°C by the end of the season.

Suburbs

Inner city living

  • Paddington; Singles, Professionals, Families, Students, Executives
  • New Farm; Singles, Professionals, Gay/lesbian, Students
  • Kangaroo Point; Singles, Professionals, Executives
  • West End; Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian, Students, Travellers

Southern suburbs

  • Bulimba; Singles, Professionals, Families, Executives
  • Holland Park; Families, Students
  • Carindale; Singles, Professionals, Families

Northern suburbs

  • Chermside; Professionals, Families, Students, Executives
  • Albion; Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian
  • Lutwyche; Singles, Professionals, Executives

Eastern suburbs

  • Wynnum/Manly; Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian, Students, Travellers
  • Capalaba; Singles, Professionals, Families, Executives
  • Cleveland; Professionals, Families, Students, Executives

Western suburbs

  • Toowong; Singles, Students, Professionals, Families, Executives
  • Indooroopilly; Singles, Professionals, Families, Students
  • Kenmore; Families, Students
  • Milton; Professionals, Students, Executives

Top 10 Things to see and do

01.

Check out Fortitude Valley and Southbank.

02.

Need some Retail Therapy?

Check out Queen Street Mall. If luxury is what you are after, visit Queens Plaza.

03.

Immerse yourself.

See the natural, scenic wonders and feed the dolphins on a day trip to Tangalooma Island – Only 1 hour via ferry.

04.

Feeling lucky?

Visit Brisbane’s Treasury Casino while our new Queens Wharf development commences in 2017.

05.

Enjoy the great outdoors!

Check out Brisbane’s Southbank Parklands and City Beach.

06.

Do the Story Bridge Adventure Climb.

07.

Meet the Wildlife.

Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

08.

Take a walk down Eagle Street Pier.

09.

Visit Southbank to take in the sounds, smells and sights.

10.

Does the view get any better?

Check out Mt Cootha for an unforgettable view of Brisbane.

Rental Costs

According to recent statistics released by www.realestate.com.au the median rental property prices for Brisbane are as follows:

Inner City:

  • House – $500+ per week
  • Unit – $400 – $550 per week

Suburbs:

  • House – $400+ per week
  • Unit – $325+ per week

Check out https://www.realestate.com.au/neighbourhoods/ to research rental prices in various suburbs.

The Best Beaches

  • South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane QLD 4101 – 10 minutes from Brisbane CBD
  • Burleigh, Gold Coast – 1 Hour from Brisbane CBD
  • Coolangatta, Gold Coast – 1.5 Hours from Brisbane CBD
  • Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast – 1.5 Hours from Brisbane CBD
  • Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast – 1.5 Hours from Brisbane CBD

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