Time in Australia - AWST, ACST, AEST, AEDT, ACDT

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AWST Wed 11:20 PM
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About Australian time zones

Australia has three standard time zones from GMT: western (UTC+08), central (UTC+09:30) and eastern (UTC+10). Most Australian external territories also observe different time zones. The proper names of Australia's time zones vary. In international contexts they are often called Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), and Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). In domestic contexts the leading "Australian" is often dropped.

Western Australia uses Western Standard Time, South Australia and the Northern Territory use Central Standard Time. All other states and the Australian Capital Territory use Eastern Standard Time. New South Wales (NSW), the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Victoria (Vic), South Australia (SA), and Tasmania observe daylight saving time every year. Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory do not observe daylight saving.

External territories of Australia

Australia's many external territories follow their own time zones.

Territory Standard DST
Heard and McDonald Islands UTC+05 no DST
Cocos (Keeling) Islands UTC+6:30 no DST
Christmas Island CXT UTC+07 no DST
Lord Howe Island UTC+10:30 half an hour
Norfolk Island NFT UTC+11:30 no DST
Australian Antarctic Territory - Mawson UTC+06 no DST
Australian Antarctic Territory - Davis UTC+07 no DST
Australian Antarctic Territory - Casey UTC+08 no DST


Daylight saving time in Australia

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Daylight Saving Time is the practice of advancing clocks one hour during the warmer months of the year. In Australia, Daylight Saving Time is observed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory.
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am (AEST) on the first Sunday in October and ends at 2am (AEST) (which is 3am Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on the first Sunday in April.

Where Daylight Saving Time is observed:

AEST becomes Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), and clocks are advanced to UTC +11.
ACST becomes Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT), and clocks are advanced to UTC +10:30.
Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia.

State/Territory Start of DST End of DST
Western Australia N/A N/A
South Australia first Sunday in October first Sunday in April
Northern Territory N/A N/A
Queensland N/A N/A
New South Wales first Sunday in October first Sunday in April
Australian Capital Territory first Sunday in October first Sunday in April
Victoria first Sunday in October first Sunday in April
Tasmania first Sunday in October first Sunday in April

Current local time in major cities in Australia:


Australian cities in Australian Eastern Standard Time Zone (AEST)

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Australian cities in Australian Central Standard Time Zone (ACST)

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Australian cities in Australian Western Standard Time Zone (AWST)

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* Cities observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) / Summer Time.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) / Summer Time is taken into account for all time calculations on this site.
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