- Purchase the complete Expat Arrivals Sydney Guide (PDF)
Sydney has a pleasant climate with lots of sunshine, particularly in the summer months from December to February. The hottest months are January and February, which can see daytime temperatures reaching as high as 78.4°F (25.8°C). Winter is from June to August and, though sometimes chilly and a bit wet, it is a generally mild season, with temperatures only rarely dropping below 47.8°F (8.8°C).
Sydney does occasionally experience weather-related hazards, and the city’s weather has been getting progressively drier over recent years, causing droughts and bushfires. When it does rain, there may be flash flooding, hail and wind storms. Mostly this just causes inconvenience but may be hazardous. Expats should be sure to stay up to date with the latest weather alerts and adhere to weather-related regulations such as water restrictions.
►To learn about public transport and driving in the city, see Getting Around in Sydney
►Accommodation in Sydney is a useful resource for information about housing
Are you an expat living in Sydney?
Expat Arrivals is looking for locals to contribute to this guide, and answer forum questions from others planning their move to Sydney. Please contact us if you'd like to contribute.
Expat Health Insurance
If you’re thinking about taking out private health insurance, our trusted partner Cigna Global is very aware of all the difficulties that expats can face when it comes to healthcare in a new location, so they have created a range of international health insurance plans specifically designed for expats, which you can tailor exactly to the needs and ensure access to quality care for you and your family.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.