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When Is The Best Time To Visit Perth?

The weather in Perth, Western Australia offers the sunniest days of Australian cities, and hot dry summers and mild winters. The average summer temperature is 29° and winter daytime temperatures average around the 19-21° mark.

Perth has also been ranked highly in the world’s most liveable cities for several years in a row, with part of the reason being the great climate. So whatever time of year you decide to come visit Perth, we are pretty sure you will love it.

Summer in Perth
Summers in Perth are lovely, hot and dry but the Fremantle doctor (a cool southwesterly breeze) helps to keep things feeling a little cooler. Balmy, warm evenings mean you can enjoy some wonderful Perth venues watching the sun go down over the Indian ocean.

Autumn  in Perth
Autumn usually runs from March 1st – May 30th and provides the suburban streets with beautiful red and orange autumn leaves and temperatures in the 20°s. Expect glorious sunny days and cooler nights.

Winter in Perth
Winters in Perth are milder with temperatures up to 19 degrees in the daytime with a mix of rainy days and beautiful azure skies. The daily temperature is still in the high teens and it is a great time for those who don’t like it too hot. There are some lovely winter events in Perth, including the family-friendly winter fest events (with belly-warming food and beverages in make-believe snow) and Christmas in July feasts. relatively cold.

Spring  in Perth
Spring blossoms with warmer temperatures and less rainfall, as well as the magnificent sight of a carpet of wildflowers which appear annually in WA.

Seasonal Events In Perth & Surrounds:

    • Wildflowers
      In spring and early summer, Western Australia plays host to an abundance of Wildflowers which cover the landscape. Find out the top spots to see wildflowers here.
    • Whale Watching
      Each year between June and December, a huge Whale migration happens off the coast of Western Australia. Find out when and where to see these magnificent creatures here
    • Margaret River Gourmet Escape
      Each year in November, Margaret River plays host to an array of gourmet events featuring international chefs and unique dining experiences. Browse Margaret River events here.
    • Chinese New Year
      Each year between February and March, Perth puts on a spectacular festival celebrating Chinese New Year. Find Chinese New Years events here
    • National Holidays in Perth
      National Holidays celebrated in Perth include Australia Day, Anzac Day, Christmas and Easter. Whilst these celebrations are fantastic ways to experience Perth, many tourist sights, restaurants and tour operators don’t operate on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

We have just put together a fabulous 7-day Perth itinerary – perfect for any time of year to make sure you tick the top sightseeing spots to Perth off your bucket list.

To find out what events are on Perth and Western Australia, check out our events channel here.


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