October Weather Averages for Sydney, Australia

What's the Weather Like in Sydney in October

Located in New South Wales on the east coast of Australia, Sydney is one of the biggest, and one of the most famous cities in Australia. A dream destination for many travellers, it combines vibrant city culture with beautiful beaches and brilliant, subtropical weather all year round.


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  • Temperature Temperature 18°C 64°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 22°C 72°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 57°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 88 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 13 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 18°C 64°F

Daily October Averages for Sydney

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What's the Weather Like in Sydney in October

Located in New South Wales on the east coast of Australia, Sydney is one of the biggest, and one of the most famous cities in Australia. A dream destination for many travellers, it combines vibrant city culture with beautiful beaches and brilliant, subtropical weather all year round.


In the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed, so October is the middle of spring in Sydney. The weather at this time of year is increasingly warm and sunny. Throughout October, the average daytime temperature in Sydney has risen to around 18°C while high temperatures are also heating up, at an average of 22°C on the warmest days. Temperatures do drop at night, but the average minimum temperatures never feel too cold, and tend to hover around 14°C in October. You may need a jacket for evenings in Sydney though.


Just like the rest of the year, there's plenty of sunshine to be seen in October. The average amount of sunshine that Sydney should expect this month is 9 hours each day, with a 21% chance of a sunny day. 

Sea Temperature

If the warm, sunny weather makes you want to hit the beach in Sydney, swimming is a viable option in October. At this time of year, the average temperature of the sea in October is a comfortable 18°C.


Though there is a greater chance of rain in Sydney in spring, any spells of rain should clear up quickly and leave a mild climate once again. The average rainfall expected in Sydney in October is 88mm which tends to fall over 13 wet days. This means that there's a 40% chance of rain.

Weather Hazards

The combination of wind and warming weather can result in bushfires in the country's forested areas in October, but this shouldn't affect holiday makers visiting downtown Sydney and the surrounding suburbs.

Hotels for Sydney in October

Sydney Harbour YHA

Sydney is a popular backpacker's destination and therefore, has many affordable accommodation options throughout the city. The Sydney Harbour YHA is a budget-friendly and contemporary hostel in a fantastic location. Just a short walk from Circular Quay in the historic Rocks area, it makes a perfect base for exploring the city on foot. Guests can choose to stay in private rooms or shared dorms.

Park Hyatt Hotel

If your budget can stretch a bit further, find comfortable and stylish accommodation at the Park Hyatt Hotel. This upscale establishment sits on the harbour front and has been awarded a five star rating for its luxurious facilities. Rooms are equipped with modern furnishings and private balconies while there's a spa, a heated pool and 24-hour butler service available in the hotel.

Linley Point Bed and Breakfast

Those in search of a bed and breakfast should consider Linley Point Bed and Breakfast. Overlooking the beautiful Lane Cove River in the north of Sydney, guests are greeted with a warm welcome at this clean and comfortable homestay accommodation. A regular bus service runs from the B&B to the city centre, while ferries run from Woolwich to Circular Quay. 

Beaches for October for Sydney

As the weather starts to warm up in October, Sydney's beaches are a popular destination for travellers. The city has many beautiful stretches of sand to choose from, whether you want to relax and sunbathe or ride the waves.

Manly Beach / Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Manly Beach is one of the greatest beaches in the city, and is only a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. When you arrive, you can head straight to the beach and top up your tan, or visit the Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary which is home to sharks, stingrays, turtles and penguins. Manly Beach is also a popular spot for surfing. Why not book a lesson with one of the local surf schools and try your hand the sport?

Mona Vale and Newport Beaches

Further along up the coast from Manly you'll find Mona Vale and Newport Beaches. The former is a large beach which is divided into two by a large rock formation, where the southern half makes a favourable area for surfers due to the waves it catches. Newport Beach is also nearby and is similarly popular among the surfing crowd thanks to the choppy waves you'll find here. If you don't feel like riding the currents, you can bathe or walk along the unspoiled stretches of glorious sand. 

Restaurants and Bars for Sydney in October

Doyles on the Beach

Sydney is a haven for food lovers, with cuisine from all over the world served in its many stylish cafés and restaurants. No visit to Sydney would be complete without trying some of the local seafood, sourced from the surrounding Pacific Ocean. To try some of the best seafood, head out to the northern beaches of Sydney where you will find Doyles on the Beach in Watson's Bay, which serves mouthwatering fish and chips in a location like no other. 

Mojo Record Bar

Sydney also has a great range of bars to  One of the coolest is Mojo Record Bar. Nestled behind a record store, this speak-easy style bar serves a range of Australia craft beers and specialty cocktails in retro-inspired surroundings.

Good Food Month Festival

For a taste of the real Sydney, head to the Good Food Month festival, which is held in October. This event takes place over the month and features talks, workshops, fairs and markets to celebrate Sydney's cuisine. Don't miss the famous Asian-inspired Night Noodle Markets which pop up in the city.

Things to Do in Sydney in October

Susannah Place Museum

The historic Rocks neighbourhood is as good a place as any to start exploring the centre of Sydney, with a variety of shops, restaurants and museums within a brilliant waterside setting under the Harbour Bridge. The Susannah Place Museum showcases working class life in the Sydney through a row of terraced houses which were built in the 1840s, and were occupied right up until the early 1990s.

North Head

Near to Manly is North Head, which overlooks Sydney Harbour and provides stunning views, with the city on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Only a short ferry journey from Circular Quay, North Head also offers excellent walking opportunities as well as boat diving for the more intrepid explorers. 

Fish Market

To get an authentic feel for Sydney life, visit the Fish Market, which ranks as one of the largest markets of its kind of its world. If you want to gain a deeper understanding of the Sydney Fish Market, you can book a Behind the Scenes Tour, before enjoying some delicious seafood by the wharf. The market is also home to the Sydney Seafood School, where you can take a cookery class under the guidance of some of the country's best chefs. 

October events in Sydney

Annual Event

Halloween Cruise

27th October 2018

To celebrate Halloween, why not take a haunted cruise around Sydney Harbour? This 4 hour cruise is a floating haunted house, with a costume competition, cash bar, and finger foods. The winner of the costume competition wins a ticket to the NYE cruise. With a live DJ on board, the party will be far from dead! At the bar, there will be Halloween themed cocktails and snacks, to get you in the spooky spirit. Following the cruise, you'll get free entrance to the Retro Nightclub, where you'll be joining their massive Halloween Party.



Street Fair

Norton Street Italian Festa

28th October 2018

Join over 100,000 people in celebrating the Italian culture at the Norton Street Italian Festa. With Magicians, Musicians, and talks, as well as amazing tastes of Italian cooking, you will surely feel the love for the Italian culture. There is also an auto show, showcasing the best of Italian vehicles. With Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Alfa Romeos, this is a not to miss event for car lovers!



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