WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT Western Australia?
If we had to pick just one month to be in Western Australia, we think October is the best time to visit. With stunning wildflower displays and pleasant temperatures for exploring.
However, as you can imagine, in a state that runs the length of the continent the weather varies considerably from North to South so rather than choosing the best time to visit Western Australia you need to decide the best time to visit the region you are heading to. If you are planning to see as much of the state as you can you will have less than ideal weather for some part of your visit.
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Weather in Western Australia
Western Australia has three weather zones, and where you go really depends on what time of year, you are visiting
Perth, the South West, and the Coral Coast
The middle to the bottom of Western Australia enjoys a Mediterranean climate. These areas are best in summer, late spring and early autumn if you want good swimming weather.
Tropical – Broome and North West
Broome is considered to have two seasons, the wet and the dry. The dry season starts in May and is the most popular time to visit due to lower levels of humidity. July is the least humid and, as a result, popularity increases.
Broome receives a similar amount of rain overall to Perth but almost all of it falls from the middle of the wet season and usually at the end of the day in the form of afternoon storms rather than full days of rain. Cyclones and flooding are more likely in Jan-February. Find detailed information on the weather in Broome here.
The traditional owners of Broome the Yawuru (pronounced Ya-roo) identify 6 rather than two seasonsBureau of Meterology
The east of the state offers temps of 15-37 degrees – avoid this in summer, it becomes unbearable. The best time to visit is between May and September. Spring and summer see a higher risk of floods and the arrival of the flies!
Average temperatures in Perth
|Month||Maximum temperature||Minimum temperature||Average rainfall (mm)|
Check details for other cities in Western Australia on the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website
Western Australia Festivals and events
Some events may have their dates changed or postponed, so please check individual links before making any plans*
|11 Feb- 6 March 2022||Perth Festival|
|17-20 March 2022||Hand in Hand Festival – celebrating Irish and Aboriginal culture (Fremantle)|
|24 April-4th May 2022||Margaret Rivers Pro (Surfing)|
|13-15 April 2022||Karijini Experience – a festival of culture, food, music and art|
|15-18 April 2022||Fremantle International Street Arts Festival (theatre, street art,|
|13-20 May 2022||Gibb Challenge (Cycling)|
|July (TBC)||10 Days in Port (Fremantle)|
|25 September- 2 October||Perth Show (Agriculture/Food)|
|Throughout October||Wildflower festivals (Perth, Busselton, and the North)|
Western Australia School and Public Holidays
Public Holidays in Western Australia 2022-2023
School Holidays in Western Australia 2022-2023
School holidays see prices go up and availability reduce. If you don’t need to be travelling at this time, you can save quite a bit by avoiding it.
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