How Many Time Zones in Australia?
Australia has multiple time zones. Some of them are half-hour and quarter-hour time zones. Not all states and territories use Daylight Saving Time (DST).
Standard Time Zones
- UTC+8:00: Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)
- UTC+8:45: Australian Central Western Standard Time (ACWST)
- UTC+9:30: Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)
- UTC+10:00: Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
- UTC+10:30: Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST)
Locations with Separate Times
DST in Australia
DST October to April
DST starts at 02:00 (2 am) on first Sunday of October, when the clocks move forward by 1 hour to 03:00 (3 am) local time. DST ends at 03:00 (3 am) when the clocks move back to 02:00 (2 am) local time on the first Sunday of April.
During DST, time zones have a different UTC-offset and time zone name. In Australia these are:
- UTC+10:30: Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT)
- UTC+11:00: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
- UTC+11:00: Lord Howe Daylight Time (LHDT)
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Time Zone Map With DST
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