The state of Queensland is extensive, so it’s no surprise that it experiences a massive difference in climates and temperature ranges. The southeastern region where Brisbane and the Gold Coast are found boasts a sub-tropical climate that sees cooler winters (June through to August) and hot summers (December to February).
In summer, Brisbane’s weather can get up to 90°F versus 60°F in winter.
The northern reaches of Queensland experience a wet and dry tropical climate, which brings heavy rain between October and March, with many short bursts of thunderstorms and downpours. The dry season (April to September) receives much less rainfall, and temperatures can drop to about 70°F on average. However, most of the year stays relatively warm and humid.
Very little rainfall is found in the southwestern and central areas of Queensland, and temperatures can top 110°F in the summer. Winter can be pretty chilly, with frost often seen during the colder months (July and August) and sub-zero temperatures not typical.
Population & Geography
Queensland has over 5.1 million people, concentrated along the coast, particularly in South East Queensland. Queensland, also known as QLD, is the third most populated state in Australia. The capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane. Brisbane has an estimated population of around over 2 million people. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People account for 3.6 percent of Queensland’s population.
Queensland, the state of northeastern Australia, occupying the most tropical part of the continent. It is bounded to the north and east by the Coral Sea (an embayment of the southwestern Pacific Ocean), to the south by New South Wales, to the southwest by South Australia, and the west by the Northern Territory. The capital is Brisbane, on the state’s southeastern coast.
Queensland is Australia’s second-largest state (behind Western Australia), with a total area of 1,730,648 km². Queensland also has Australia’s second-longest border (behind New South Wales) with a total of 3339 km.