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Country: Australia

Capital: Canberra

Introduction to time zones & DST in Australia

There are totally 5 time zones in Australia, including Australia Western Standard Time, Australia Central Western Standard Time, Australia Central Standard Time, Australia Eastern Standard Timeand Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST).

Daylight Saving Time in Australia begins on the first Sunday in October, and ends on the first Sunday in April. Take 2017 as an example, DST in Australia ends on April 2nd, and begins on October 1st.

It is worth nothing that, some of the states in Australia don't observe Daylight Saving Time, including Western Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory and Eucla, while the rest states of Australia do observe DST, including the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.

DST periods of Australia (2019 ~ 2020)

Year Date Type
2019 2019-4-7 End of DST
2019-10-6 Start of DST
2020 2020-4-5 End of DST
2020-10-4 Start of DST

Time zones currently being used in Australia

Australia is currently using 6 time zones AWST ACWST ACST AEST ACDT AEDT

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC +08:00 AWST Perth 00:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
UTC +08:45 ACWST Eucla 01:35 Tue, 2019-11-19
UTC +09:30 ACST Darwin 02:20 Tue, 2019-11-19
UTC +10:00 AEST Brisbane 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
UTC +10:30 ACDT Adelaide 03:20 Tue, 2019-11-19
UTC +11:00 AEDT Sydney 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19

Time zones to be used in Australia

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC +09:30 ACST 2020-04-05
UTC +10:00 AEST 2020-04-05

Time of Cities in Australia

AWST (UTC +08:00)

City Time
Perth 00:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Mandurah 00:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Geraldton 00:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Busselton 00:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
City Time
Exmouth 00:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Carnarvon 00:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Kalbarri 00:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Shark bay 00:50 Tue, 2019-11-19

ACWST (UTC +08:45)

City Time
Eucla 01:35 Tue, 2019-11-19

ACST (UTC +09:30)

City Time
Darwin 02:20 Tue, 2019-11-19
City Time
Alice springs 02:20 Tue, 2019-11-19

AEST (UTC +10:00)

City Time
Brisbane 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Gold Coast 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Rainbow beach 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Sunshine coast 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Sunshine Coast 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Townsville 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
City Time
Cairns 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Toowoomba 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Mackay 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Bundaberg 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Hervey bay 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Airlie beach 02:50 Tue, 2019-11-19

ACDT (UTC +10:30)

City Time
Adelaide 03:20 Tue, 2019-11-19
City Time
Barossa 03:20 Tue, 2019-11-19

AEDT (UTC +11:00)

City Time
Sydney 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Melbourne 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Canberra 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Newcastle 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Coffs Harbour 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Wollongong 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Gippsland 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Hobart 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Geelong 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Ballarat 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Bendigo 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Launceston 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
City Time
Torquay 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Wagga Wagga 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Port macquarie 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Warrnambool 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Broken Hill 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Queenstown Australia 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Katoomba 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Cooma 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Devonport 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Byron bay 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Port fairy 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19
Currie 03:50 Tue, 2019-11-19

Geographic Location of Australia