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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 6 time zones AWST ACWST ACST AEST ACDT AEDT

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC +08:00 AWST Perth 10:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
UTC +08:45 ACWST Eucla 11:23 Sat, 2020-12-05
UTC +09:30 ACST Darwin 12:08 Sat, 2020-12-05
UTC +10:00 AEST Brisbane 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
UTC +10:30 ACDT Adelaide 13:08 Sat, 2020-12-05
UTC +11:00 AEDT Sydney 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05

Time zones to be used in Australia

Offset Time Zone Commences
UTC +09:30 ACST 2021-04-04
UTC +10:00 AEST 2021-04-04

Time of Cities in Australia

AWST (UTC +08:00)

City Time
Perth 10:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Mandurah 10:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Geraldton 10:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Busselton 10:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
City Time
Exmouth 10:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Carnarvon 10:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Kalbarri 10:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Shark bay 10:38 Sat, 2020-12-05

ACWST (UTC +08:45)

City Time
Eucla 11:23 Sat, 2020-12-05

ACST (UTC +09:30)

City Time
Darwin 12:08 Sat, 2020-12-05
City Time
Alice springs 12:08 Sat, 2020-12-05

AEST (UTC +10:00)

City Time
Brisbane 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Gold Coast 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Rainbow beach 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Sunshine coast 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Sunshine Coast 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Townsville 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
City Time
Cairns 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Toowoomba 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Mackay 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Bundaberg 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Hervey bay 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Airlie beach 12:38 Sat, 2020-12-05

ACDT (UTC +10:30)

City Time
Adelaide 13:08 Sat, 2020-12-05
City Time
Barossa 13:08 Sat, 2020-12-05

AEDT (UTC +11:00)

City Time
Sydney 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Melbourne 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Canberra 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Newcastle 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Coffs Harbour 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Wollongong 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Gippsland 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Hobart 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Geelong 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Ballarat 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Bendigo 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Launceston 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
City Time
Torquay 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Wagga Wagga 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Port macquarie 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Warrnambool 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Broken Hill 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Queenstown Australia 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Katoomba 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Cooma 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Devonport 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Byron bay 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Port fairy 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05
Currie 13:38 Sat, 2020-12-05

Geographic Location of Australia