Study in the tropical Cairns, and discover Australia’s lush north, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest. Explore the stunning Cairns region, and immerse yourself in friendly local culture. Our warm North Queensland community welcomes you.

  • Climate
  • Clothing
  • Time difference
  • Student excursions and social activities

Time Difference

The time difference between Cairns and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is 10 hours.


Cairns has two distinct seasons;

The “dry” season (or Winter from May to October with temperatures ranging from 18-28 degrees Celsius. During this period you can expect beautiful sunny days and balmy nights.

The tropical summer, or “the wet” extends from November to April with temperatures ranging from 23-31 degrees Celsius. The months with most rain and stormy weather are December and January.


Comfortable, light, loose casual clothing in cotton or natural fabric is recommended all year around.

If you intend to enrol in a course that requires work-experience you need to ensure you have suitable clothing conforming to industry standards (check with the college for details).