There is no definitive answer to this question as it largely depends on what criteria are used to determine which city is the coldest. However, some of the contenders for the title of coldest city in Australia would likely include Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart.
Canberra is located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and has an average maximum temperature of just 17.8 degrees Celsius in July, making it the coldest capital city in Australia. Melbourne, meanwhile, has an average maximum temperature of 14.7 degrees Celsius in July â€“ although it should be noted that this figure is taken from data collected at Melbourne Airport, which is located outside of the city centre where temperatures are generally a few degrees warmer. Finally, Hobart â€“ located in Tasmania â€“ has an average maximum temperature of 13.9 degrees Celsius in July, making it one of the coolest cities on mainland Australia.
So which city can lay claim to being the coldest in Australia? It really depends on how you define â€˜coldâ€™ and what criteria you use to make your decision but based on average maximum temperatures Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart would all be strong contenders for the title.