Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia? If you're planning to go to Sydney, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Based on the climate and weather in Sydney, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

Important essentials for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sydney, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia by month

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January

January in Sydney is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

If you visit Sydney during February, you may notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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March

If you vacation in Sydney during March, you might see that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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April

If you vacation in Sydney during April, you are likely to see that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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May

May in Sydney is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

Traveling to Sydney in June, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

If you go to Sydney in July, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

August in Sydney is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 50% range on average.

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September

September in Sydney is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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October

If you visit Sydney during October, you will probably find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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November

In November, Sydney is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Sydney, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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December

December in Sydney is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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Activities for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Sydney.

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