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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 09:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
UTC +08:45 ACWST Eucla 09:51 Mon, 2018-11-19
UTC +09:30 ACST Darwin 10:36 Mon, 2018-11-19
UTC +10:00 AEST Brisbane 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
UTC +10:30 ACDT Adelaide 11:36 Mon, 2018-11-19
UTC +11:00 AEDT Sydney 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19

Time zones to be used in Australia

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC +09:30 ACST 2019-04-07
UTC +10:00 AEST 2019-04-07

Time of Cities in Australia

AWST (UTC +08:00)

City Time
Perth 09:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Mandurah 09:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Geraldton 09:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Busselton 09:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
City Time
Exmouth 09:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Carnarvon 09:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Kalbarri 09:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Shark bay 09:06 Mon, 2018-11-19

ACWST (UTC +08:45)

City Time
Eucla 09:51 Mon, 2018-11-19

ACST (UTC +09:30)

City Time
Darwin 10:36 Mon, 2018-11-19
City Time
Alice springs 10:36 Mon, 2018-11-19

AEST (UTC +10:00)

City Time
Brisbane 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Gold Coast 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Rainbow beach 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Sunshine coast 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Sunshine Coast 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Townsville 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
City Time
Cairns 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Toowoomba 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Mackay 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Bundaberg 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Hervey bay 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Airlie beach 11:06 Mon, 2018-11-19

ACDT (UTC +10:30)

City Time
Adelaide 11:36 Mon, 2018-11-19
City Time
Barossa 11:36 Mon, 2018-11-19

AEDT (UTC +11:00)

City Time
Sydney 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Melbourne 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Canberra 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Newcastle 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Coffs Harbour 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Wollongong 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Gippsland 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Hobart 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Geelong 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Ballarat 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Bendigo 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Launceston 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
City Time
Torquay 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Wagga Wagga 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Port macquarie 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Warrnambool 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Broken Hill 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Queenstown Australia 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Katoomba 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Cooma 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Devonport 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Byron bay 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Port fairy 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19
Currie 12:06 Mon, 2018-11-19

Geographic Location of Australia