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The weather in Australia

Life in Australia

The weather in Australia

Our Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool campuses are located on the coast of Australia, which means they’re warm in summer (December to February) and cold in winter (June to August).

Melbourne is well known for having ‘four seasons in one day’: the weather can change very quickly, so it’s a good idea to wear layers and have an umbrella in your bag just in case.

Summer is typically dry with occasional heatwaves that can extend beyond three days, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C.

In winter, temperatures fluctuate between 6.5 – 14.2ºC, often accompanied by cold, cloudy conditions and increased rainfall.

During the warmer months of the year, it’s important to wear sunscreen every day as the UV levels are very high in Australia. A hat is also a good idea when you're outside in summer. When the weather gets hot, make sure you’re also staying hydrated and carrying a bottle of water with you when you’re out and about.

When the weather is cooler you will require a warm jacket and warmer clothes.

You can stay up to date with the weather forecast by following the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).

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