Climate Zone Maps
Published on January 15, 2021
Energy efficiency Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) provisions vary from location to location and for simplicity, locations with approximately similar climates have been combined into eight climate zones.
The following provides a brief description of each National Construction Code (NCC) climate zone:
These eight climate zones are illustrated in the form of a climate zone map which was created using Bureau of Meteorology climatic data, with two supplementary zones added to accommodate an additional temperate zone and alpine area.
Australia has a varied climate, leading to different locations around the country having different heating and cooling requirements.
Hot climate zones 1, 2 & 3
Areas included in these climate zones are Northern Australia, Brisbane, Darwin
Mixed climate zones 4 & 5
Areas included in these climate zones are Sydney, Perth and Adelaide
Cold climate zones 6, 7 & 8
Areas included in these climate zones cover most of Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, and some Southern parts of New South Wales and Western Australia
Reference source: Maps have been developed from maps produced by the Australian Building Codes Board and the Bureau of Meteorology.