Australian time zones:

ACST – Australian Central Standard Time


Only some locations are currently on ACST, because most places in this time zone are currently on Daylight Saving Time.

Locations that are on ACST part of the year are currently on ACDT (Australian Central Daylight Time).

Current time in Darwin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:37:31 PM ACST

Darwin is on ACST all of year 2014

Locations going to ACST later

Current time in Adelaide: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:37:31 PM ACDT
Adelaide will stay on ACDT until Sunday, April 5, 2015 going to ACST

Find local time and time zone for a location

We recommend looking up by location name, not time zone name.

Time zone offset: UTC + 9:30 hours

ACST is 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Note that some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during summer, and are therefore using ACDT instead in the summer. See below for details.

Time zone abbreviation: ACST

Full name is Australian Central Standard Time

Email time zone indicator: +0930

An email sent from someone in the ACST time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0930" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0930" does not have to be in ACST, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

For actual dates DST might be observed, look at the examples below

Where and when is ACST observed?

Australian territories using ACST in the winter and ACDT during the summer

CST is used all year

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example locations in ACST

Other time zones in Australia

Go directly through the links below, or see the Australia time zone list

Time zones in other regions

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