Melbourne: September. AFL Grand Final. Unless you are a supporter of either team in the final you won’t really be too interested. (I am a Collingwood supporter so my interest this year is nil). The weather could be good or bad, Melbourne is known to be like a Crowded House song: 4 seasons in one day.
Sydney: October. NRL Grand Final. See above for interest factor. I also read that there is a greater chance of rain in Sydney in spring,
Brisbane:A lovely bay but no proper beaches. A 1 hour drive to get to a proper beach that isn’t a mudflat. Speaking of going for a drive, be prepared to pay Tolls, Tolls and Tolls.
Perth: A long way from the rest of Australia.
Hobart: No bridge so can’t drive easily to Adelaide.
Darwin: Territory Government has a website that tells you how to be crocwise, enough said!
The Rest of Australia/The World: Not Adelaide!
Adelaide: A magical place. September/October, brilliant weather, a large number of things to see and do. Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek & Adelaide Hills wine regions on the doorstep. Great restaurants. Central to the rest of Australia.
An amazing National Conference with International and Australian presenters over a broad range of topics that will interest a wide range of educators.