Brisbane in March is the first month of Autumn, but is still very summery, humid and hot.
School holidays fall in March and April depending upon when Easter is each year.
In my opinion, March is the start of the one of the best periods to visit Brisbane.
The weather is still very warm, but not quite as hot and steamy as the summer months.
Sightseeing and walks around town are not as uncomfortable, and outdoor activities can be mixed with indoor activities in air conditioning!
If you don't have children or they aren't at school yet, enjoy Brisbane outside of the school holidays.
School holidays are around the Easter public holidays and move around with Easter, check the dates below.
Many common questions are answered on this page or in our reader submitted Q&A.
Outside school holidays, there are less children and families about so you can get maximum enjoyment of the attractions and sights.
Easter holidays are quite a busy time, with many locals enjoying the attractions especially at the ever popular South Bank precinct which includes the State Library, Museum, Southbank Parklands and the Art Galleries.
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||20C to 29C (68F to 84F)|
|Possible Extreme Temperatures||12C to 38C (54F to 100F)|
|Average Sea Temperature||23C (73F) (Gold Coast Sea Water Temperature#)|
|Average Humidity||66% at 9am & 57% at 3pm|
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times
Sunrise 5:40am - 6:00am
|Daylight Saving & Time Zone Information||
Qld is GMT +10 hours
Please Note: NSW is on Australian Daylight Saving Time (ADST) until last Sunday in March when they revert to AEST.
Even though it is Autumn March has some rain and is still hot and humid. An average of 9 rainy days per month and on average rainfall of 94mm. Expect rain, though less than the summer months. Summer storms are still possible this time of the year with thunder, lightning and rain. Pack an umbrella or rain jacket, but you are unlikely to be cold!
# - Gold Coast sea temperature has been used because 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 - Start 1 April 2017
2017 - None (Easter falls in April)
March is the start of the nicest weather for sightseeing in Brisbane. Brisbane can still get pretty hot and humid at this time of the year.
School holidays can fall during this month, usually depending upon when Easter falls.
Tips - Air-conditioned accommodation and transport are essential at this time of the year.
March isn't usually quite as fierce as summer weather, but it still gets hot and humid and there can be quite a bit of rain. It is noticable how it starts to cool down towards the end of the month.
School holidays can affect the busy-ness of attractions and sights around Brisbane, but they move around at bit depending upon when Easter falls, so you have to check the dates each year.
Air-conditioning in your accommodation is absolutely essential as well as in your hire car! When hiring a smaller car you will find a manual transmission copes better with the airconditioning than the automatics. It is not so important in the larger cars.
Here's some more resources to help you plan your stay in Brisbane during March.