Perth: When to go

Wonderful weather, pristine beaches and an easy-going character

Perth When to go

Perth is generally a good place to visit any time of the year, being in a temperate/Mediterranean climate zone, however those sensitive to the heat may like to refrain from visiting Perth during January and February, typically the hottest months, when the temperature can break the 40 degree Celsius/104 degrees Fahrenheit mark.

In the winter months (June to August) temperatures are usually around 20 degrees Celsius/68 degrees Fahrenheit. Although Western Australia has many public holidays during the year, most of these are not celebrated, with the exception of New Years' Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Christmas Day. Most shops are closed on days like Labour Day (first Monday of March), Queen's Birthday (uniquely in Western Australia this is held near the end of September or at the beginning of October and different to the other states of Australia) and Foundation Day (first Monday in June).

For those who like fairs, the Perth Royal Show is held to coincide with the local school holidays. As it is held by the WA Agricultural Society (RASWA), farm animals feature prominently at the Show along with the typical show fare (i.e. ferris wheels, a sideshow alley, etc.).