Emblem:

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 (2018 ~ 2019)

Year Date Type
2018 2018-4-1 End of DST
2018-10-7 Start of DST
2019 2019-4-7 End of DST
2019-10-6 Start of DST

Time zones currently being used in Australia

Australia is currently using 4 time zones AWST ACWST ACST AEST

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC +08:00 AWST Perth 23:57 Fri, 2018-04-20
UTC +08:45 ACWST Eucla 00:42 Sat, 2018-04-21
UTC +09:30 ACST Adelaide 01:27 Sat, 2018-04-21
UTC +10:00 AEST Sydney 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21

Time zones to be used in Australia

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC +10:30 ACDT 2018-10-07
UTC +11:00 AEDT 2018-10-07

Time of Cities in Australia

AWST (UTC +08:00)

City Time
Perth 23:57 Fri, 2018-04-20
Mandurah 23:57 Fri, 2018-04-20
Geraldton 23:57 Fri, 2018-04-20
Busselton 23:57 Fri, 2018-04-20
City Time
Exmouth 23:57 Fri, 2018-04-20
Carnarvon 23:57 Fri, 2018-04-20
Kalbarri 23:57 Fri, 2018-04-20
Shark bay 23:57 Fri, 2018-04-20

ACWST (UTC +08:45)

City Time
Eucla 00:42 Sat, 2018-04-21

ACST (UTC +09:30)

City Time
Adelaide 01:27 Sat, 2018-04-21
Darwin 01:27 Sat, 2018-04-21
City Time
Alice springs 01:27 Sat, 2018-04-21
Barossa 01:27 Sat, 2018-04-21

AEST (UTC +10:00)

City Time
Sydney 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Melbourne 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Brisbane 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Gold Coast 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Rainbow beach 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Canberra 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Newcastle 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Sunshine coast 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Sunshine Coast 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Coffs Harbour 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Wollongong 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Gippsland 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Hobart 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Geelong 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Townsville 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Cairns 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Toowoomba 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Ballarat 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
City Time
Bendigo 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Launceston 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Mackay 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Bundaberg 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Torquay 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Wagga Wagga 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Hervey bay 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Port macquarie 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Warrnambool 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Broken Hill 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Queenstown Australia 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Katoomba 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Airlie beach 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Cooma 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Devonport 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Byron bay 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Port fairy 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21
Currie 01:57 Sat, 2018-04-21

Geographic Location of Australia