Winter in Sydney: 7 Things You Need to Know

Find information about winter in Sydney to help plan a memorable day in this stunning city.

Winter is coming, so prepare yourself with some useful information about this cool season in Sydney so that you can enjoy it to the fullest.

Here’s 7 things about winter in Sydney that you need to know:


Winter sunrise on Manly beach, Sydney (via Pixabay)

1. Winter in Sydney is not cold but cool. Its three coolest months are June, July and August when average temperatures drop between 8.8–17°C (47.8–62.6°F). While Sydney generally has its highest rainfall in June, with an average of 132 mm (5.2”), its coolest month is July, with the average daytime temperature of just 13°C (55°F).

2. It seldom snows during winter in Sydney, however, snow can fall in the Snowy Mountains and other regional parts of North South Wales, including the Blue Mountains, Orange and the Upper Hunter regions.


3. As temperatures rarely drop below 7°C (44.6°F) in winter, you will be fine with layered clothes. Make sure you pack a waterproof jacket as it can be rainy in June. A warm jacket is needed for the evening. Consider wearing fingerless gloves at your desk.

4. Consider Australian fashion trends this winter to keep warm and look hot — over the knee boots, the fluted dress, soft suiting, waist fashion belt, the one-colour outfit, creamy leathers, denim, white whites, the woven high-neck top, gingham, bomber jackets.

Food & Drinks

Vietnamese Pho (via Pixabay)

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5. It is the perfect time to indulge in hot, comforting foods. They can be a big bowl of noodle soup (tonkotsu ramen from Gumshara Ramen, Ramen Ikkyu, Ryo’s Noodles; Vietnamese Pho from Pho Gia Hoi, etc.). The Italian, Mexican classics are other winter warmers — for example, Ragu pasta and Nacho Supreme. If you opt for eating out, some good choices for Italian food include Neutral Bay Bar & Diner, Red Zucchini and Buffalo Dining Club Darlinghurst. Also try curry, laksa, or anything deep fried like fried chicken.

6. Winter is an excellent time to enjoy brown booze and red wine. It is soul warming.

Things to do

Vivid Sydney (via Pixabay)

7. There’s heaps of awesome and free things to do in Sydney during winter, from hiking, taking bike rides, exploring Sydney’s art galleries, whale watching to joining various festivals and events. You’ll love every second of it!

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