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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 6 time zones AWST ACWST ACST AEST ACDT AEDT

Offset Time Zone Example City Current Time
UTC +08:00 AWST Perth 19:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
UTC +08:45 ACWST Eucla 20:43 Fri, 2019-01-18
UTC +09:30 ACST Darwin 21:28 Fri, 2019-01-18
UTC +10:00 AEST Brisbane 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
UTC +10:30 ACDT Adelaide 22:28 Fri, 2019-01-18
UTC +11:00 AEDT Sydney 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18

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 19:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Mandurah 19:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Geraldton 19:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Busselton 19:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
City Time
Exmouth 19:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Carnarvon 19:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Kalbarri 19:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Shark bay 19:58 Fri, 2019-01-18

ACWST (UTC +08:45)

City Time
Eucla 20:43 Fri, 2019-01-18

ACST (UTC +09:30)

City Time
Darwin 21:28 Fri, 2019-01-18
City Time
Alice springs 21:28 Fri, 2019-01-18

AEST (UTC +10:00)

City Time
Brisbane 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Gold Coast 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Rainbow beach 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Sunshine coast 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Sunshine Coast 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Townsville 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
City Time
Cairns 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Toowoomba 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Mackay 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Bundaberg 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Hervey bay 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Airlie beach 21:58 Fri, 2019-01-18

ACDT (UTC +10:30)

City Time
Adelaide 22:28 Fri, 2019-01-18
City Time
Barossa 22:28 Fri, 2019-01-18

AEDT (UTC +11:00)

City Time
Sydney 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Melbourne 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Canberra 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Newcastle 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Coffs Harbour 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Wollongong 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Gippsland 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Hobart 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Geelong 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Ballarat 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Bendigo 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Launceston 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
City Time
Torquay 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Wagga Wagga 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Port macquarie 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Warrnambool 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Broken Hill 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Queenstown Australia 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Katoomba 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Cooma 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Devonport 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Byron bay 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Port fairy 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18
Currie 22:58 Fri, 2019-01-18

Geographic Location of Australia