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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.

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 16:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC +08:45 ACWST Eucla 17:17 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC +09:30 ACST Darwin 18:02 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC +10:00 AEST Brisbane 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC +10:30 ACDT Adelaide 19:02 Mon, 2022-10-03
UTC +11:00 AEDT Sydney 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

Time zones to be used in Australia

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC +09:30 ACST 2023-04-02
UTC +10:00 AEST 2023-04-02

Time of Cities in Australia

AWST (UTC +08:00)

City Time
Perth 16:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Mandurah 16:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Geraldton 16:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Busselton 16:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Exmouth 16:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Carnarvon 16:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Kalbarri 16:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Shark bay 16:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

ACWST (UTC +08:45)

City Time
Eucla 17:17 Mon, 2022-10-03

ACST (UTC +09:30)

City Time
Darwin 18:02 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Alice springs 18:02 Mon, 2022-10-03

AEST (UTC +10:00)

City Time
Brisbane 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Gold Coast 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Rainbow beach 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Sunshine coast 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Sunshine Coast 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Townsville 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Cairns 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Toowoomba 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Mackay 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Bundaberg 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Hervey bay 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Airlie beach 18:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

ACDT (UTC +10:30)

City Time
Adelaide 19:02 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Barossa 19:02 Mon, 2022-10-03

AEDT (UTC +11:00)

City Time
Sydney 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Melbourne 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Canberra 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Newcastle 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Coffs Harbour 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Wollongong 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Gippsland 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Hobart 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Geelong 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Ballarat 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Bendigo 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Launceston 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
City Time
Torquay 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Wagga Wagga 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Port macquarie 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Warrnambool 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Broken Hill 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Queenstown Australia 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Katoomba 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Cooma 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Devonport 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Byron bay 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Port fairy 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03
Currie 19:32 Mon, 2022-10-03

Geographic Location of Australia