Brisbane in August is winter and time for the famous Brisbane Show - The Ekka....
August is the last winter month and spring is just around the corner.
Brisbane has a unique way to take your mind off winter... The EKKA Show!
Mid-month we have EKKA show day and during the 9 day show many parties of school children visit the iconic show to learn about produce, animals, old fashion baking, archeology and much more.
It isn't just the school kids, adults and families return again and again to enjoy the rides, entertainment and of course SHOW BAGS! Definitely, worth a visit if you have never been.
Many common questions are answered on this page or in our reader submitted Q&A.
August is the middle of the whale watching season and cruises go daily from Tangalooma and Redcliffe.
It's a great time to visit Gold Coast theme parks because there are no school holidays which means they are relatively quiet and queues for rides are not so long ;-)
However, be careful with planning, Gold Coast is VERY busy on both Gold Coast Show Day (usually the last Friday of the month) and on EKKA Show Day which is usually on a Wednesday mid-August.
All us Brisbanites not going to the EKKA that day, head to the Gold Coast thinking it will be quiet!
August is a popular time for overseas visitors to Australia from Europe, middle eastern countries, USA and Canada, because it co-incides with northern hemisphere summer holidays.
A school holiday free zone, August is a good time to holiday in Brisbane. Most common questions this month relate to the weather, what you can expect, what to wear or pack, what's on and what you can do. Check out Brisbane in August...
Or, choose another month to visit Brisbane ...
|January - Summer||May - Autumn||September - Spring|
|February - Summer||June - Winter||October - Spring|
|March - Autumn||July - Winter||November - Spring|
|April - Autumn||August- Winter||December - Summer|
|Average Temperatures||11C to 23C (52F to 73F)|
|Possible Extreme Temperatures||4C to 35C (39F to 95F)|
|Average Sea Temperature||19C (66F) (Gold Coast Sea Water Temperature#)|
|Average Humidity||58% at 9am & 43% at 3pm|
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times
Sunrise 6:30am - 6:00am
|Time Zone Information||
Timezone in Queensland is GMT +10 hours
Usually a dry month with an average of 4 rainy days per month and on average rainfall of 42mm. This leads to clear blue skies, warm days with cooler, crisp nights and low humidity. The sun rises earlier each day with a half hour change over this month making it feel like spring is near!
# - Gold Coast sea temperature has been quoted because the data for Brisbane is hard to find. Moreton Bay can have significantly different temperatures than the general ocean temperatures and realistically you don't come to Brisbane for the beach, but you do go to Gold and Sunshine Coasts for that. This is just an indication.
These dates are a rough guide to holidays in both NSW and Qld which have most influence on holidaying in Brisbane and Queensland.
2017 - Brisbane Show Day EKKA 16 August 2017
Yet another fabulous month to visit our city. Brisbane can be stunning in August. Usually, fabulous weather to explore the city sights without getting too hot.
August is a popular time to visit Australia, because it is the northern hemisphere summer and a natural time to take a longer holiday. You simply can’t beat winter in Queensland and Brisbane glows at this time of year. August is a good month because there are no Australian school holidays, so generally, attractions and sights are not really busy.
Days are warm with clear blue skies and nights are just a little crisp – though definitely by the end of the month temperatures tend to be rising and the days are getting longer.
Here's some more resources to help you plan your stay in Brisbane during August.