Brisbane In November Travel Guide

Brisbane in November and summer is just around the corner.

Early in the month is the Brisbane International Film Festival.

This festival attracts visitors and locals to one of the the largest and most prestigious film festivals held in Australia.

Weatherwise, it's starting to get hotter and steamier in the city as the humidity rises and so does the rainfall! You can still enjoy the sights, just bring an umbrella and keep yourself hydrated.

No school holidays this month but you may see school children on excursions around the sights and attractions.

Towards the end of November, celebrations start for the annual school leavers (schoolies) and places like Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast are best avoided by those not part of the schoolie celebrations!

Questions About Visiting Brisbane (or Australia) in November?

Many common questions are answered on this page or in our reader submitted Q&A.

Beaches are great for families holidaying in Brisbane wanting to cool down!

Closest beaches to Brisbane CBD include Redcliffe and Clontarf. Head over to the islands (such as Moreton or North Stradbroke) for the day.

You can also day trip to beaches on the Sunshine Coast (1½ to 2 hours north) or Gold Coast (1 to 1½ hours south).

Gold Coast theme parks are a good excursion from Brisbane for the day. Most are located about an hour from Brisbane CBD and can be accessed by car, rail or bus.

The theme parks can get quite hot during these hot near summer days, so take clothes you don't mind getting wet or your swimming costumes and a towel as there are opportunities to cool down around most of the theme parks.

Find out more about weather, what you can expect, what to wear or pack, what's on and what you can do when visiting Brisbane in November.

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Weather in Brisbane in November

Season Spring
Average Temperatures 18C to 28C (64F to 82F)
Possible Extreme Temperatures 11C to 35C (52F to 95F)
Average Sea Temperature 23C (73F) (Gold Coast Sea Water Temperature#)
Average Humidity 60% at 9am & 56% at 3pm
Daylight Hours
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times

Sunrise 5:00am - 4:45am
Sunset 6:10pm - 6:30pm

Daylight Saving & Time Zone Information

Qld is GMT +10 hours
(Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST)
Queensland DOES NOT observe daylight saving.

Please Note: NSW is on Australian Daylight Saving Time (ADST) at this time of the year and will be one hour ahead of Qld.

Typical Weather
A wetter month as we go into our rainy summer season with an average of 9 rainy days per month and on average rainfall of 110mm. Warm and humid this month, with little change in humidity levels during the day unless a summer storm is building in which case levels rise during the day. Summer storms are possible this month.

# - Gold Coast sea temperature has been used because the data for Brisbane was hard to find. Moreton Bay can have significantly different temperatures than the general ocean temperatures and realistically you don't come to Brisbane for the beach, but you do go to Gold and Sunshine Coasts for that. This is just an indication.

Public and School Holidays in November

School Holidays
These dates are a rough guide to holidays in both NSW and Qld which have most influence on holidaying in Brisbane and Queensland.


Public Holidays


What's On In Brisbane In November?

  • Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF)

Event information for Brisbane

Tips for Visitors to Brisbane in November

For Australian Visitors

Good time to visit Brisbane before the real heat and humidity of summer hit and before the big school holidays! Do anticipate the heat and the possibility of rain when planning what to pack.

For Overseas Visitors To Brisbane

When it rains at this time of year, the good news is it is usually heavy, warm and then gone! But you need to plan for it with umbrella or rain jacket. Light clothing is best at this time of the year.

Ideas for Things To Do in Brisbane in November

  • Enjoy lunch or dinner in an outdoor restaurant or cafe in South Bank.
  • Check out the exhibits at the Science Centre
  • Yum Cha in Fortitude Valley
  • Cruise on the Brisbane River.
  • Take a cruise on Moreton Bay to spot dolpins, dugongs, turtles and other marine life.
  • Enjoy the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) exhibitions.
  • Shop for designer and brand name bargains at DFO (Direct Factory Outlets) near Brisbane Airport.
  • Sand toboggan on the white sand dunes at Tangalooma (Moreton Island) and stay for the wild dolphin feeding.
  • Climb the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
  • Have a coffee in one of the great coffee shops in West End.


Decided on Brisbane in November?

Here's some more resources to help you plan your stay in Brisbane during November.

Brisbane Australia General Travel Planning Information

There are many reasons to find yourself planning to visit Brisbane Australia - business trip, convention, conference, family holiday, city break, weekend away or stop over in Brisbane.

Planning can be as simple as organising the flights and accommodation and checking out the things to do, or you may want to look at some of resources on this website to help with your Brisbane trip planning.

  • Introduction to Brisbane Australia for a birds eye view of what Brisbane has to offer, when and where to visit and a few useful and interesting facts.
  • Brisbane Australia Weather Information for a quick run down on our seasons, weather plus tips for what to pack and when are the best times to visit.
  • Brisbane Australia Travel Guide gives you lots of traveller information that you can easily access, including information about timezone, transport options, electricity, currency, tipping and other customs.
  • Brisbane Airport guide with information about flights, transport, transfers, car hire, airport hotels and more.
  • Brisbane's main attractions, sightseeing, tours, cruises and activities.
  • Brisbane Accommodation Guide helps narrow down the search to find where to stay and suitable accommodation including a hotel guide, backpacker information and serviced apartment options (great for families or longer stays).

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