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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 (2019 ~ 2020)

Year Date Type
2019 2019-4-7 End of DST
2019-10-6 Start of DST
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 16:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
UTC +08:45 ACWST Eucla 17:41 Wed, 2019-07-17
UTC +09:30 ACST Adelaide 18:26 Wed, 2019-07-17
UTC +10:00 AEST Sydney 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17

Time zones to be used in Australia

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC +10:30 ACDT 2019-10-06
UTC +11:00 AEDT 2019-10-06

Time of Cities in Australia

AWST (UTC +08:00)

City Time
Perth 16:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Mandurah 16:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Geraldton 16:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Busselton 16:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
City Time
Exmouth 16:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Carnarvon 16:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Kalbarri 16:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Shark bay 16:56 Wed, 2019-07-17

ACWST (UTC +08:45)

City Time
Eucla 17:41 Wed, 2019-07-17

ACST (UTC +09:30)

City Time
Adelaide 18:26 Wed, 2019-07-17
Darwin 18:26 Wed, 2019-07-17
City Time
Alice springs 18:26 Wed, 2019-07-17
Barossa 18:26 Wed, 2019-07-17

AEST (UTC +10:00)

City Time
Sydney 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Melbourne 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Brisbane 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Gold Coast 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Rainbow beach 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Canberra 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Newcastle 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Sunshine coast 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Sunshine Coast 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Coffs Harbour 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Wollongong 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Gippsland 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Hobart 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Geelong 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Townsville 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Cairns 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Toowoomba 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Ballarat 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
City Time
Bendigo 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Launceston 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Mackay 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Bundaberg 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Torquay 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Wagga Wagga 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Hervey bay 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Port macquarie 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Warrnambool 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Broken Hill 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Queenstown Australia 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Katoomba 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Airlie beach 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Cooma 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Devonport 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Byron bay 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Port fairy 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17
Currie 18:56 Wed, 2019-07-17

Geographic Location of Australia