Brisbane In February Travel Guide

Brisbane in February means the end of school summer holidays and back to work, except on weekends when making the most of all the outdoor activities Brisbane has to offer....

February is a relatively quiet month in the city because schools are back, cityworkers are back at work and there are no major events.

Chinese New Year often falls in February (though it moves around) and celebrations centre around Chinatown in Fortitude Valley.

It is great to see the lion dancers, chinese food, lanterns and the whole area comes alive.

February is another HOT month in Brisbane. If you visit at this time of the year air-conditioning becomes your friend unless you can cool down on or by the water.

Questions About Visiting Brisbane (or Australia) in February?

Many common questions are answered on this page or in our reader submitted Q&A.

The city gets VERY HOT as it doesn't get the cooling sea breezes like the coastal and bayside suburbs.

Most questions about visiting Brisbane during February relate to the weather, what you can expect, what to wear or pack, what's on and what you can do. Read on for some answers ...

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February - Summer June - Winter October - Spring
March - Autumn July - Winter November - Spring
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Weather in Brisbane in February

Season Summer
Average Temperatures 21C to 30C (70F to 86F)
Possible Extreme Temperatures 16C to 42C (61F to 108F)
Average Sea Temperature 259C (77F) (Gold Coast Sea Water Temperature#)
Average Humidity 66% at 9am & 59% at 3pm
Daylight Hours
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times

Sunrise 5:20am - 5:40am
Sunset 6:45pm - 6:20pm

Daylight Saving & Time Zone Information

Qld is GMT +10 hours
(Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST)
Queensland DOES NOT observe daylight saving.

Please Note: NSW is on Australian Daylight Saving Time (ADST) at this time of the year and will be one hour ahead of Qld.

Typical Weather
A rainy, hot and humid summer month with an average of 10 rainy days per month and on average rainfall of 130mm. Expect rain, heavy at time, but warm weather. Summer storms are common at this time of the year with thunder, lightning and heavy rainfalls. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket, but you won't be cold!

# - Gold Coast sea temperature is used 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.

Public and School Holidays in February

School Holidays
These dates are a rough guide to holidays in both NSW and Qld which have most influence on holidaying in Brisbane and Queensland.


Public Holidays None

What's On In Brisbane In February?

  • Chinese New Year Celebrations (January or February)

Event information for Brisbane

Tips for Visitors to Brisbane in February

For Australian Visitors

February can be a good time to visit if you are not bound by school holidays and want to enjoy the very warm weather we get at this time of the year. Because our main holidays have just finished and there are not any major events this month, sometimes you can get a good deal on accomodation. However, do not underestimate how HOT Brisbane gets. It does not get the ocean breeze of the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or bayside suburbs.

Tips - Make sure you can find somewhere to cool down. Aircon essential in both accommodation and when you hire a car.

For Overseas Visitors To Brisbane

Brisbane summers (December, January and February) can be fierce in many ways. Brisbane gets extremely hot and humid plus we get summer storms. Often the storms don't interfere with much as they build throughout the day and go off late afternoon, early evening with thunder, lightning and a dump of rain.

It is not so busy in Brisbane during February as there are no major events. Air-conditioning in your accommodation is absolutely essential as well as in your hire car! If you are hiring a smaller car and can drive a manual you will find it copes better with the airconditioning than the automatics.

Things To Do in Brisbane in February

  • Find ways to keep cool....
  • Go shopping in an airconditioned shopping centre like WinterGarden in the city, Westfield Chermside, Westfield Garden City or Westfield Carindale!
  • Watch a movie in an airconditioned cinema - Event cinemas are at various locations (usually in the big shopping centres) or the best value cinemas Cineplex at South Bank, Hawthorne and Balmoral.
  • Day trip to Tangalooma where you can sand toboggan on the white sand dunes of Moreton Island, snorkel on the Tangalooma Wrecks, take an Eco tour to discover the local marine life and make sure you stay for the wild dolphin feeding in the evening.
  • Get out on Moreton Bay on a boat.
  • Day trip to Wet n Wild on Gold Coast.
  • Take your togs to Sea World, catch all the shows and rides and then cool down with a splash in the water park.
  • Take the ferry over to North Stradbroke Island and discover the most amazing beaches with white sand and turquoise water.
  • Spend the day at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine coast.
  • Head to your favourite beach on the Gold Coast.
  • Hire a cabana at Dreamworld's water park - WhiteWater World and stay for the day...


Decided on Brisbane in February?

Here's some more resources to help you plan your stay in Brisbane during February.

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