Timezones

The timezones in Australia

There are several timezones in Australia. Countries with a large distance from West to East are often devided into two or more timezones to adjust daytimes to the position of the sun. Timezones are always computed relatively to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated".

In Australia exists a time difference of up to 2.5 hours between the East and the West. Like in most parts of the USA, there is a distinction in Australia drawn between standard time and daylight saving time (also called winter time and summer time), but this distiction is not nationwide. 5 regions put the clocks forward by 1 hour in summer. 4 regions keep the standard time year-round.

The next clock change in Sydney will be on April 04th, 2021 at 3:00 to standard time.


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Timezones by region

RegionTimezoneDaylight saving timeUTC
AdelaideAustralian Central Time (ACST)Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT)+9.5
BrisbaneAustralian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)discontinued 1992+10
Broken HillAustralian Central Time (ACST)Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT)+9.5
DarwinAustralian Central Time (ACST)discontinued 1944+9.5
EuclaAustralian Central Western Standard Time (ACWST)discontinued 2009+8.75
Lord HoweLord Howe Standard Time (LHST)Lord Howe Daylight Time (LHDT)+10.5
MelbourneAustralian Eastern Time (AEST)Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)+10
PerthAustralian Western Standard Time (AWST)discontinued 2009+8
SydneyAustralian Eastern Time (AEST)Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)+10


The next clock changes in Sydney

DateLocal timeChange
Oct 04, 20202:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Apr 04, 20213:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Oct 03, 20212:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Apr 03, 20223:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Oct 02, 20222:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Apr 02, 20233:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Oct 01, 20232:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Apr 07, 20243:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Oct 06, 20242:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time



Changes in Daylight Saving Times

In Brisbane Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1917 until 03/01/1992.
In Darwin Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1917 until 03/26/1944.
In Eucla Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1917 until 03/29/2009.
In Perth Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1917 until 03/29/2009.

All countries with Daylight Saving Time

Australia: Sunrise + sunsetSunrise and sunset in AustraliaTimes of sunrise and sunset for the most important cities in Australia and the avg. length of daylight per month
Countries with DSTAll Countries with DSTA summary of all countries which currently observe Daylight Saving Time with further info on introductions and upcoming changes.
Australia: Public HolidaysPublic holidays in Australia 2020-2024Statutory and inofficial holidays in Australia for 2020 to 2024