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ACST – Australian Central Standard Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: CST – Central Standard Time

Caution: This is NOT the current local time in most locations in that time zone

Australia: Only some locations are currently on ACST because most places in this time zone are currently on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing ACDT.

Please use the search field on the right to find the correct local time in any city.

Time zone map of ACST
Currently observing ACST.
Observes ACST part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +9:30).
Currently observing ACST – Australian Central Standard Time.
Observes ACST – Australian Central Standard Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as ACST (UTC +9:30) but different time zone name.

Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 9:30 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is in use during standard time in: Australia. Australian Central Standard Time is a half-hour time zone. Its local time differs by 30 minutes instead of the normal whole hour.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use ACDT (Australian Central Daylight Time) in the summer.

Email Time Zone Indicator: +0930

An email sent from someone in the Australian Central Standard Time (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 Australian Central Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and When is ACST Observed?

Australia

Australian states/territories using ACST in the winter and ACDT in the summer:

  • New South Wales - only in Yancowinna County
  • South Australia

Australian states/territories using ACST all year:

  • Northern Territory

ACST time now

3:20:25pm

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Did you mean ACDT?

  • ACST is currently observed in Darwin
  • ACST will be observed in Adelaide starting from Apr 7, 2019 at 3:00 am
  • UTC Offset: UTC +9:30
  • 14:30 hours ahead of Washington DC

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Related time zones

ACDT – Australian Central Daylight Time (Daylight Time)


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