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ACT – Australian Central Time

Time zone map of ACDT
Currently observing ACDT.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +10:30).
Currently observing ACDT – Australian Central Daylight Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as ACDT (UTC +10:30) but different time zone name.

The term Australian Central Time (ACT) is often used to denote the local time in areas observing either Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) or Australian Central Standard Time (ACST).

Australian Central Standard Time is 9:30 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Australian Central Daylight Time is 10:30 hours ahead of UTC.

In locations observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) during part of the year, Australian Central Time is not static but switches between ACDT and ACST.

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Where and when is Australian Central Time observed?

Australia

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

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

ACST all year round

Some locations, such as the ones below don't switch and are in ACST all year long.

Australia

Australian states/territories using ACST all year

  • Northern Territory

Australian Central Time now (ACDT)

am:19null

Sunday, November 18, 2018

  • ACDT will be observed in Adelaide until Apr 7, 2019 at 3:00 am
  • UTC Offset: UTC +10:30
  • 15:30 hours ahead of Washington DC

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ACST – Australian Central Standard Time
ACDT – Australian Central Daylight Time


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