Brisbane in September means spring is finally here and time for the Brisbane Riverfestival and Riverfire extravaganza....
There's a good reason September is the Brisbane Festival month and it usually has a lot to do with the weather.
The festival kicks off early in the month and runs for 3 weeks.
As the month goes on the weather definitely becomes warmer, the days longer and spring is in the air.
The festival of Brisbane is based around the river, because it is so important to life in the city.
It is a great time to get out and about on or beside the water.
September has school holidays towards the end of the month.
Getting out on the water is popular with cruises on Moreton Bay, trips up the river, day trips to the islands and whale watching cruises.
The beaches are more enticing with the warmer weather, you could head to Redcliffe, Clontarf, North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island (Tangalooma) or Bribie Island.
Many common questions are answered on this page or in our reader submitted Q&A.
If you have a car, you could also venture to Sunshine Coast beaches or Gold Coast beaches - lots of options.
Gold Coast theme parks are always popular and September is no exception, enjoy all the thrills and excitement only about an hour from Brisbane CBD.
City hotels can be busy during RiverFest and Riverfire, so book up early. Answers to questions for this month about weather, what you can expect, what to wear or pack, what's on and what you can do can be found by following the links, or just scrolling down to read the ins and outs of visiting Brisbane in September.
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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||14C to 26C (57F to 79F)|
|Possible Extreme Temperatures||7C to 35C (45F to 95F)|
|Average Sea Temperature||20C (68F) (Gold Coast Sea Water Temperature#)|
|Average Humidity||56% at 9am & 48% at 3pm|
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times
Sunrise 6:00am - 5:30am
|Time Zone Information||
Timezone in Queensland is GMT +10 hours
A fairly dry month with an average of 4 rainy days per month and on average rainfall of 33mm. Warm days, warming up quickly through the month as spring progresses and daylight hours extend.
# - 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 - 16 September 2017 to 8 October 2017
School holidays for locals and other Australian states late in the month, mean it can be busy around the city sights, museums and tourist activities.
Australia Zoo and Gold Coast theme parks are usually busy during the school holidays, and quieter before and after.
Lots on in and around the city and river areas because of the RiverFest, especially around South Bank. The weather is warm and mostly dry enough to enjoy most outdoor activities. And don't forget to book your whale watching cruise you might even see the whale calves at this time of the year.
Avoiding school holidays later in the month usually means it isn't so busy, but September is a month full of activities to entice visitors and locals out because of the Brisbane Festival, especially activities on weekends around South Bank will be very busy.
There's not much you can't do in Brisbane during September, so definitely put it on your short list of best months to visit Brisbane.
Here's some more resources to help you plan your stay in Brisbane during September.