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Australian climate zones
Australian climate zones
The eight climate zones used in
Your Home
are defined
by the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Each climate
zone has distinctly different design and construction
requirements. Within each main zone are many regional
sub-zones determined by local geographic features
including wind patterns and height above sea level. The
Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme identifies 69
of these sub-zones, which the BCA addresses and which
can be called up by postcode.
Source: Australian Building Codes Board
Zone
Description
1
Hot humid summer, warm winter
2
Warm humid summer, mild winter
3
Hot dry summer, warm winter
4
Hot dry summer, cool winter
5
Warm temperate
6
Mild temperate
7
Cool temperate
8
Alpine
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Wyndham
Tennant Creek
Katherine
Broome
Newman
Yalgoo
Exmouth
Carnarvon
Geraldton
PERTH
Bunbury
Ceduna
Esperance
Albany
Eucla
Whyalla
Albury-Wodonga
Ballarat
Bourke
Broken Hill
Wollongong
SYDNEY
Newcastle
Coffs
Harbour
BRISBANE
Charleville Maryborough
Rockhampton
Mackay
Longreach
Townsville
Cairns
Cooktown
Weipa
Tamworth
Coober Pedy
ADELAIDE
CANBERRA
MELBOURNE
Launceston
HOBART
Mildura
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Warburton
Alice Springs
Mount Isa
DARWIN
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