Ah, what to wear you say? Well fortunately Sydney is warm/hot all year round, with some temps cooler in the spring and fall. Sydney is a very casual city and I would recommend that a few items you can mix and match will work. I usually take along a few pair of jeans, some loose fitting t-shirts, skirt/shorts in the summer, a jacket in case it gets cool, my pashmina, dressy slacks (either white in the summer, black in the winter), comfy walking shoes, dressy high heeled shoes/sandals and a few casual dressy tops.
If is is warm and you plan to go to the beach, bathing suit and of course a beach towel, along with beach accessories, like flip flops and a cover-up for when you get out of the water.
Luggage and bags: I went to Doll House and had the worst experience of my life. I ordered a dress 3 months before my formal and it didn’t come in. she told me the the dress was customised but was told a week before my formal that they could not do it and was told to chose another dress from the shop which upset me as I had my heart set on the dress I ordered. Thank you Doll House for destroying my only formal – it was the worst time.
Australians are very laid back when it comes to most things including clothing. So wear what you would normally feel comfortable in.
Sydney enjoys a long summer with warm weather. The temperature ranges from 18°C to 32°C in summer, with occasional hot spells of over 38°C. Humidity in summer ranges from 60% to 70%.
Lightweight clothing is generally suitable attire for Sydney's climate. It can be humid in the evenings over summer but you will definitely need a warm jacket or pullover in the evening. If you're planning on doing any bush walking through the National Parks, then a sturdy pair of comfortable hiking shoes are a must and if you're going to be spending a bit of time on the beach, then sun protective clothing, a broad brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen will save you from getting too much sun
When we visited Australia a few years ago, it was winter in Sydney and it was freezing! Our problem was that we were to travel throughout Australia, and the weather was different everywhere we went - packing was a real challenge (especially with the limits imposed by airlines & all). I brought lightweight layers as a way of dealing with it, but I was still freezing in Sydney - be sure to bring gloves for your hands!
That being said, we still had a wonderful time - it was totally worth the time we spent there. Also took a guided trip up into the Blue Mountains, which we thoroughly enjoyed as well. The greatest advantage to being in Sydney during the winter is that it will also be "winter" in the Northern Territories if you're going there as we did - which means it will be warm to hot, but not sweltering & unbearably humid.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Summer weather in Sydney is warm to hot. Basically, you need to bring light weight trousers, shorts, t/shirts/ swimmers/ flip flops (thongs)good evening shoes and smart casual clothes for evening wear.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Do not underestimate the winter (June-July)... it is very cold especially when there is wind as well as at coastal and mountainous areas. Layers would be the best - a long sleeve T-shirt / sweater, a fleece and a windbreaker.
Luggage and bags:
What to pack: I noticed some people coming from their Northern Hemisphere summers thinking Sydney will be not too cold and they get caught out being without jumpers, closed shoes, etc. Go to the Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear section for a month-by-month clothing tip.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: January, February & March: Hot. Clothing for swimming. Bring a light jacket as certain nights can get cool, especially after an afternoon thunderstorm. Shoes = anything! mosquito repellent.
April & May: Same as above but also bring warm clothing (jacket, jumper, jeans, closed shoes) for those cool/cold nights.
June & July: Bring warm clothing, jacket, closed shoes. Min temps in City/Coastal areas about 6 to 9 degrees avg and Inland suburbs -3 to 7 degrees avg.
August: Dry, some of the best weather. Sunny days are common. Bring warm clothing, but also bring lighter clothing for some of those sunny days.
September: Dry, it can be cold and hot. Bring all types of clothing & sunscreen!
October & November: Warming up. More rain which can last days. Bring light clothing, a jacket, jumper, all types of shoes, swimming clothes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent.
December: Summer-time! Yeah! Rain is common, but it's not cold. Same for January.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toiletries and Medical Supplies are plentiful at any chemist. If you have prescription medicines, my advice is to bring some spare with you, but in an emergency, you won't have too many hassles.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you plan to go camping, especially between the months of April to November, make sure you bring warm clothing, jacket, gloves. It can get very cold at night. As for the summer months (December to March), bring mosquito repellent or else! For all times of the year bring wet-weather clothes. It can rain anytime of the year.
Be prepared to see spiders whilst camping. Spiders are more common in summer-time too of course. Most are harmless but there are two types of dangerous spiders (funnel-web... highly dangerous and the red-back... somewhat dangerous) you need to be cautious of. Bring medical supplies, and a satellite phone can be handy (these can be hired) in case of an emergency. If you get bitten, don't move unless absolutey necessary and call emergency immediately.
Tip: An emergency beacon can be purchased from Camping stores in case of an emergency.
Note = Mobile-Phone reception in rural/bush areas is next to useless.
Miscellaneous: EMERGENCY NUMBER: Dial 000. Yep, just remember triple-zero. When you have a medical, fire or police emergency, just dial 000 (free-call).
Summer - Sydney can get very hot. It is also very humid. So bring lots of t-shirts and shorts and skirts - things that are light and that will breathe. Brining a jacket won't do you any harm either as sometimes it can get a bit cool in the evenings. Sandles and thongs are great too - especially if you intend to spend lots of time at the beach!
Winter - Winter doesn't get too cold here. I suggest you have a jacket with jeans and a long sleeved top underneath. If you are travelling to places such as blue mountains I suggest gloves and a scarf - boots and sneakers are great - and usually if it's not to cold you can wear a skirt with boots, long sleeved top and jacket and that will be plenty warm enough.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We have very good medical facilities over here - but you would probably pack your usual, headache relief etc
Photo Equipment: Of course lots and lots of film. If you want to capture our city / harbour by night a tripod is also suggested for landscape / panoramic shots
Luggage and bags:
Make sure you have a rolling bag, one that you can attach another bag to. I always pack a soft folding large gym bag for extra off loading as we have to transport our purchase back to the states.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear comfortable shoes!! We walked everywhere and I had 2 great pairs of shoes: My Arcopedia shoes and my Rockport walkers. We packed portable slickers but had no use for them in Sydney.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring a Benadryl based topical lotion for bug bites or stings. It is a great reliever for such discomforts.
make sure all prescription medicines are labled properly
Photo Equipment: Digital Camera won out over my trusty Nikon. Oh so nice and no filmto develop. We watched our pictures on the screen of the computer. Marvelous!
Miscellaneous: Caloundra has a visitor information site it can be reached at: 07 5491 9233
Luggage and bags:
Squashy duffle, not much storage space on a boat.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swimming costumes, towels , sunscreen, a hat, comfortable walking shoes, reef shoes if you want to walk out at low tide, smart casual attire for dining out, your medical certificate if you are planning on learning to dive or your Dive Certificate if you want to do more advanced diving.
The weather is usually warm and balmy but evenings can get cool. So 'layer dress' - bring a lightweight jacket or cardigan, or a few extra long sleeved t-shirts or shirts so you can add extra light layers if you need to.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring everything you are going to need with you if you have chartered a yacht. sunscreen and bottled water.
Photo Equipment: Bring everything you are going to need with you if you have chartered a yacht
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring everything you are going to need with you if you have chartered a yacht
Luggage and bags:
use your normal stuff
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: bring your normal complement of clothing - but don't worry about forgetting stuff - or not knowing 'what if "...they have K-Mart and many other stores to buy inexpensive clothes.
Photo Equipment: plenty of places to process film and digital services too.
Contrary to popular belief, it does rain in Australia - OK, so I'm exaggerating a little. But the fact is, that when it does rain here, it's usually a very heavy down-pour. In Australia we refer to this heavy rain as "it's raining cats and dogs!" so make sure you bring some wet weather gear so that you don't get completely & totally soaked. It's often not the kind of rain (like in London) that you can easily walk through without getting too wet.
Light rain-jacket, umbrella & sneakers or good grip shoes. When the pavements get wet here, some of them get very slippery!
Luggage and bags:
Bring your backpack with you, in Sidney there is a lot to see. You can spend the whole day in Sidney, so you can take some drink and food in your backpack.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking shoes is also a very good plan to bring with you to Sydney. Especialy when you wil visit The Blue Mountains.
Luggage and bags:
Pack light - but bring a foldable carry all should you plan to go shopping.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: NSW is a fairly casual destination. Good casual clothes would suffice for most visits. More formal clothes are not usually necessary. Lightweight clothing, including swimmers should be brought during summer while in winter a jumper and or jacket over good casual clothes would be sufficient. Warm clothing if you are going to the Blue Mountains during winter. Otherwise a denim jacket will suffice.
Miscellaneous: Sturdy walking shoes and flip flops during the summer.
Luggage and bags:
Take a small backpack, bottle of water and a snack and then hit the streets for some serious sightseeing.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear comfortable shoes, as the best way to see Sydney is to do a lot of walking. Pants, top and a jacket, should be right for any time of year.