Australia weather in March

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in March in Australia. Is this month a good time to go to Australia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Australia in March?

The weather conditions in Australia in March vary from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

During March in Australia, the average maximum temperature varies from moderate in Mount Buller with 14°C (58°F) to very high in Halls Creek with 36°C (96°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 23°C (73°F) in Halls Creek and 7°C (44°F) in Mount Buller.

Precipitation in March varies from low in Carnarvon with an average of 13mm (0.5inch) of rainfall to heavy in Weipa with 401mm (16inch). It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 226 hours of sunshine in Melbourne during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Australia.

Where to go in Australia in March

Find the average weather conditions in March for the most popular destinations in Australia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Australia

What is the weather like in March for the 5 most popular destinations in Australia?

Average weather in Melbourne

In March Melbourne generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C (77°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C (55°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Melbourne
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
27°C / 80°F 
15°C / 58°F 
227 hours 
42mm / 1.7inch 
7 days 
25°C / 77°F 
13°C / 55°F 
226 hours 
36mm / 1.4inch 
8 days 
April   >> April
>>  
21°C / 70°F 
10°C / 50°F 
180 hours 
44mm / 1.7inch 
10 days 
Climate in Melbourne

Average weather in Sydney

In March Sydney generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C (78°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (65°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Sydney
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
27°C / 80°F 
20°C / 68°F 
207 hours 
132mm / 5.2inch 
9 days 
26°C / 78°F 
19°C / 65°F 
214 hours 
118mm / 4.6inch 
9 days 
April   >> April
>>  
24°C / 74°F 
15°C / 59°F 
192 hours 
115mm / 4.5inch 
8 days 
Climate in Sydney

Average weather in Gold Coast

In March Gold Coast generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Gold Coast
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 71°F 
210 hours 
182mm / 7.2inch 
10 days 
28°C / 82°F 
21°C / 70°F 
215 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
11 days 
April   >> April
>>  
26°C / 79°F 
19°C / 65°F 
210 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
9 days 
Climate in Gold Coast

Average weather in Brisbane

In March Brisbane generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C (69°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Brisbane
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 87°F 
22°C / 71°F 
233 hours 
149mm / 5.9inch 
10 days 
29°C / 85°F 
20°C / 69°F 
232 hours 
112mm / 4.4inch 
10 days 
April   >> April
>>  
27°C / 81°F 
18°C / 64°F 
239 hours 
65mm / 2.6inch 
7 days 
Climate in Brisbane

Average weather in Perth

In March Perth generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (62°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Perth
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 89°F 
18°C / 65°F 
320 hours 
14mm / 0.6inch 
3 days 
30°C / 85°F 
17°C / 62°F 
299 hours 
22mm / 0.9inch 
5 days 
April   >> April
>>  
26°C / 79°F 
14°C / 56°F 
251 hours 
36mm / 1.4inch 
8 days 
Climate in Perth

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Australia.

Is March the best time to go to Australia?

In our opinion March is one of the best times to visit Australia with commonly perfect weather in Melbourne. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Australia is in January, February, March, April, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in Melbourne. The worst months are June, July and August that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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