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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 (2020 ~ 2021)

Year Date Type
2020 2020-4-5 End of DST
2020-10-4 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 01:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
UTC +08:45 ACWST Eucla 02:34 Sun, 2020-07-12
UTC +09:30 ACST Adelaide 03:19 Sun, 2020-07-12
UTC +10:00 AEST Sydney 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12

Time zones to be used in Australia

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC +10:30 ACDT 2020-10-04
UTC +11:00 AEDT 2020-10-04

Time of Cities in Australia

AWST (UTC +08:00)

City Time
Perth 01:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Mandurah 01:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Geraldton 01:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Busselton 01:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
City Time
Exmouth 01:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Carnarvon 01:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Kalbarri 01:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Shark bay 01:49 Sun, 2020-07-12

ACWST (UTC +08:45)

City Time
Eucla 02:34 Sun, 2020-07-12

ACST (UTC +09:30)

City Time
Adelaide 03:19 Sun, 2020-07-12
Darwin 03:19 Sun, 2020-07-12
City Time
Alice springs 03:19 Sun, 2020-07-12
Barossa 03:19 Sun, 2020-07-12

AEST (UTC +10:00)

City Time
Sydney 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Melbourne 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Brisbane 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Gold Coast 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Rainbow beach 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Canberra 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Newcastle 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Sunshine coast 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Sunshine Coast 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Coffs Harbour 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Wollongong 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Gippsland 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Hobart 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Geelong 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Townsville 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Cairns 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Toowoomba 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Ballarat 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
City Time
Bendigo 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Launceston 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Mackay 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Bundaberg 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Torquay 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Wagga Wagga 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Hervey bay 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Port macquarie 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Warrnambool 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Broken Hill 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Queenstown Australia 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Katoomba 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Airlie beach 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Cooma 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Devonport 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Byron bay 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Port fairy 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12
Currie 03:49 Sun, 2020-07-12

Geographic Location of Australia