June marks the start of winter in Brisbane...
Winter in Brisbane usually means lower humidity, cooler and crisper nights but lovely blue sky days quite a bit of the time!
June is a great month for sightseeing around Brisbane and south-east Queensland.
Pack a jumper, fleece or jacket just in case it is a little cool for you, but don't forget to pack your swimming costumes - swimming is still possible on the beaches and in the resort pools.
June also means it's the start of the whale watching season in south east Queensland.
Humpback whales cruise up the coasts of Australia to the warmer waters of northern Australia for breeding and births.
Whale watching cruises begin in June and go through to late October.
Being on the water is the best way to see them, but you could be lucky and spot them from headland such as Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island.
Brisbane isn't really a beach holiday destination, however if you feel the need for some beach, you can take a day trip to Gold Coast, North Stradbroke Island or Moreton Island for some truly amazing beaches.
Many common questions are answered on this page or in our reader submitted Q&A.
It's a good time to go to the Gold Coast theme parks, because you don't swelter in the heat like the summer months!
Even the water parks in the Gold Coast are open all year round and heat the water in the cooler months.
Australia Zoo, in the Sunshine Coast, is on top of a hill in the hinterland area and can be a bit cooler at this time of the year, pack a jumper just in case.
School holidays start in mid to late June and go through to the second week of July (roughly). Winter school holidays in Australia means it can be quite busy because our cooler southern friends (and our New Zealand friends) come visit us in our relative warmth.
Most questions about visiting Brisbane or Queensland in June are about the weather, what you can expect, what to wear or pack, what's on and what you can do. Read on to discover more about the pros and cons of visiting Brisbane in June.
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|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||12C to 22C (54F to 72F)|
|Possible Extreme Temperatures||5C to 29C (41F to 84F)|
|Average Sea Temperature||21C (70F) (Gold Coast Sea Water Temperature#)|
|Average Humidity||70% at 9am & 52% at 3pm|
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times
Sunrise 6:30am - 6:40am
|Time Zone Information||
Timezone in Queensland is GMT +10 hours
A fairly dry month with an average of 6 rainy days per month and on average rainfall of 60mm. Days are often warm, nights are cooler. Our winter solstice falls in this month so some of the shortest daylight hours of the year.
# - Gold Coast sea temperature has been usedbecause the data for Brisbane was 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 - 24 June 2017 to 16 July 2017
2017 - None
Early June is a great time to escape from the cooler weather in the southern states without the kids or later in June with the kids on school holidays. There's usually lots of great entertainment on in our capital city to keep you busy.
June in Queensland is pretty awesome (to be honest any autumn, winter or spring month is pretty awesome in Queensland!). Days are usually low 20s centigrade but cool, crisp in the evenings. Make sure to pack some warmer clothes or layers (and a jacket) especially if where you are coming from is in spring/summer weather or if you think 20C is cool!
If you have the luxury of picking the dates for your trip choose dates earlier in June, before the Australian school holidays start. Not only will you likely save money you should also avoid the family holiday crowds.
Here's some more resources to help you plan your stay in Brisbane during June.