We are in midldle of Winter at the moment. Well, and here is an anomaly, because Australia is such a big continent it has different climactic regions. This is obvious if you follow a few Aussie gardening blogs ... we are all planting different things. Up north, north of the Tropic of Capricorn it is very different to down here in the South....check out this map.
I live just below the 'O' in word 'Victoria' in the south-east corner of the big island.
Winter, is officially all of June, July and August. The four season model is one that was imported with the first white settlers but with a slight change. Somehow New Zealand and Australia do not follow the practice in other countries of using the solstices as a marker for Winter and Summer and the equinoxes for Spring and Autumn.
But this is the interesting thing to me....The indigenous people, always much more in sync with their environment, have different seasonal models for their regions.
The Wurundjeri have
a six season model
for the Melbourne region.