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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 (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 6 time zones AWST ACWST ACST AEST ACDT AEDT

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC +08:00 AWST Perth 15:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
UTC +08:45 ACWST Eucla 15:59 Tue, 2018-02-20
UTC +09:30 ACST Darwin 16:44 Tue, 2018-02-20
UTC +10:00 AEST Brisbane 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
UTC +10:30 ACDT Adelaide 17:44 Tue, 2018-02-20
UTC +11:00 AEDT Sydney 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20

Time zones to be used in Australia

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC +09:30 ACST 2018-04-01
UTC +10:00 AEST 2018-04-01

Time of Cities in Australia

AWST (UTC +08:00)

City Time
Perth 15:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Mandurah 15:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Geraldton 15:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Busselton 15:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
City Time
Exmouth 15:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Carnarvon 15:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Kalbarri 15:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Shark bay 15:14 Tue, 2018-02-20

ACWST (UTC +08:45)

City Time
Eucla 15:59 Tue, 2018-02-20

ACST (UTC +09:30)

City Time
Darwin 16:44 Tue, 2018-02-20
City Time
Alice springs 16:44 Tue, 2018-02-20

AEST (UTC +10:00)

City Time
Brisbane 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Gold Coast 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Rainbow beach 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Sunshine coast 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Sunshine Coast 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Townsville 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
City Time
Cairns 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Toowoomba 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Mackay 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Bundaberg 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Hervey bay 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Airlie beach 17:14 Tue, 2018-02-20

ACDT (UTC +10:30)

City Time
Adelaide 17:44 Tue, 2018-02-20
City Time
Barossa 17:44 Tue, 2018-02-20

AEDT (UTC +11:00)

City Time
Sydney 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Melbourne 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Canberra 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Newcastle 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Coffs Harbour 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Wollongong 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Gippsland 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Hobart 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Geelong 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Ballarat 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Bendigo 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Launceston 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
City Time
Torquay 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Wagga Wagga 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Port macquarie 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Warrnambool 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Broken Hill 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Queenstown Australia 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Katoomba 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Cooma 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Devonport 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Byron bay 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Port fairy 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20
Currie 18:14 Tue, 2018-02-20

Geographic Location of Australia