We have found in Brisbane, no. We have a drier which has been handed down to us from inlaws when they bought a new one, and in the 20 years we have had it, it has been used…zip, nil, zero times.
In this time we have even been through a period were we used modern cloth nappies and in a work environment where a high change of clothing was required (working outdoor in the field or in smelly conditions). We generally hang washing on the old 60 year old Hills Hoist in the backyard on sunny days…or if we need to wash on a wet day (which we try and avoid), we hang it under the house where it dries usually in a day or two.
The only downsides to hanging on the clothes line is possibly aditional effort to hang and retreive and also that the sun’s UV tends to slowly fade the fabric colours (especially natural fibre fabric which we tend to use).