General Information

Climate

The Gold Coast averages 245 days of fine and sunny weather each year, and those rainy-day exceptions typically fall in the summer period (December - February).

ANZSPD2018 falls in the summer months. Summer (December - February) on the Gold Coast offers sunny days followed by mild tropical evenings. Summer can sometimes bring afternoon rain and thunderstorms. The temperatures fall between 25-35°C.

Some quick tips from the locals:

  • You can get sunburnt even on cloudy days. Wear sun protection all year round, a broad brimmed hat, shirt with collar and sleeves and maximum sun screen to exposed skin.
  • Gentlemen may need a jacket when fine dining, or enjoying a sophisticated evening at a club or restaurant.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes in national parks and farms.
  • Pack swimwear all year round – summer is perfect for water activities!

Surf safety

Take advantage of our many beaches but always remember to follow basic surf and water safety. Always swim or surf at patrolled beaches between the red and yellow flags which mark the safest area for swimming. For further information on swimming and surf safety, as well as detailed information about all of the beaches on the Gold Coast, visit the BeachSafe website.

Emergencies

The standard emergency number in Australia is 000 which will direct you to an operator tasked with coordinating police, ambulance and firefighter services.