Gold Coast Weather & Climate

The Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate with plenty of sunshine year-round (in fact an average of 300 days a year).

Summer temperatures range from 19 to 29 degrees Celsius (66 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit).

Winter temperatures range from an average of 9 to 21 degrees Celsius (48 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit) – it’s no wonder the Gold Coast is Australia’s favourite playground.

Historical Rainfall & Temperature Averages

  • Average temperatures are in Celcius.
  • Rainfall amounts are in millimetres. 25 millimetres is approximately equal to 1 inch.
  • A rainy day is counted if rainfall exceeds 0.2mm.
Celcius to Farenheit Conversion
Historical Rainfall & Temperature Averages
Gold Coast: Recorded at Southport 1881 – 2001
Mean Maximum Temperature28.5°28.3°27.6°25.9°23.3°21.2°20.6°21.4°23.3°25.2°26.7°28.1°
Mean Minimum Temperature20.3°20.5°19.2°16.5°13.4°10.6°9.2°9.8°12.1°15°17.4°19.2°
Mean Rainfall177.8191202.6138.813296.575.656.458.887104.1133.3
Mean Rainy Days12.713.515.211.510.

Suitable Clothing, What to Wear

Easy resort wear and lightweight clothing are suitable attire for the Gold Coast’s sub-tropical climate. You may need a jacket or pullover in the evening. If you’re planning on doing any bushwalking through the National Parks, then a sturdy pair of comfortable hiking shoes is a must and if you’re going to be spending a bit of time on the beach, then sun-protective clothing, a broad-brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen will save you from getting too much sun – refer to the section about Gold Coast Sun and Beach Safety for more information.

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