The climate in Melbourne is never predictable, varying from showers to sunny and calm weather within minutes. Spring and summer can get very hot and winter can get extremely cold, with some fog and frosts in the winter evenings. Travel in Melbourne would require much preparation, as you never really know what to expect. Be ready for anything with What To Pack For Your Australian Self-Drive Holiday .
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Summer Holidays are for two weeks starting mid December, while Autumn break starts in late March. Students also get two weeks off for Winter in late June and Spring break are in mid September.
In Victoria, the Queen's birthday is celebrated on the second Monday of June while Labor Day is celebrated on first Monday of March. Easter Saturday is also observed.
The Melbourne Cup Day is also celebrated on the first Tuesday of November. Read more on special days on Australian Public Holidays .
Some people will say that Autumn (March to May) is great for traveling, since the weather is much cooler. And then some people will say that Summer (December to February) is perfect for a trip to the beaches. We'll let you decide with our Season Guide below.
December marks the start of the Summer, and the weather can still be mild in the first half. This is the most popular month for tourists, so campervans and caravan parks will be difficult to find unless you pre-book. MyDriveHoliday can help you find the perfect vehicle on Melbourne Campervan Hire . We also have a list of Caravan Parks In Melbourne .
It gets hotter in January and February, and high humidity may strike without warning. This would mean some rainfall, so make sure to bring your sunscreen and a rain jacket if you're out camping.
If you're avoiding the crowd but still want to get as much sun as possible, visit in March. There is still occasional humidity and some rainfall in the evenings. You can expect sunny mornings and cooler evenings in April and May, although there are days of strong wind. There are rare rainfall so Autumn calls for a rain jacket and warm clothes for the evening.
Expect cloudy and cold days in June, as well as fog in the evenings. Winters in Melbourne usually means chilly nights, so you will need to bring the warmest clothes possible. July is the windiest time of the year while August brings in warmer days, a sign that Spring is just around the corner. Light showers may happen, so bring a rain jacket as well.
The “four seasons in one day” phenomena becomes clear in September, October and November, when an amazing range of weather occurs, from warm and sunny to windy to cloudy and rainy. You'll need to be prepared for anything during Spring, so bring suncreen, a rain jacket, warm clothes and a truly adventurous attitude.