What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is.
If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
Saint Augustine  

Time in Australia

Australia is divided into 3 time zones.

Time Time Zone Cities in This Time Zone
Australian Eastern Standard Time
UTC+11:00 or AEDT
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Logan City, Geelong, Hobart
Australian Central Standard Time
UTC+10:30 or ACDT
Adelaide, Darwin, Adelaide Hills, Alice Springs, Palmerston, Mount Gambier, Morphett Vale, Prospect, Gawler, Whyalla
Australian Western Standard Time
UTC+08:00 or AWST
Perth, Rockingham, Mandurah, Bunbury, Armadale, Albany, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kwinana, Geraldton, Fremantle


Find out the current time in all Australia's cities

Daylight saving time (DST) in Australia

Daylight saving time in Australia is determined by state and territory legislation.

States of South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory observe DST.

States of Western Australia and Queensland, as well as the Northern Territory do not observe DST.

Where DST is observed, see recent and expected DST changes in the table below.
The next DST change is highlighted.
 
Change Type Status Time and Date of DST Change Time Change
DST began Past Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:00 AM The clocks were put forward an hour.
DST ends Expected Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 3:00 AM The clocks will be put back an hour.
DST begins Expected Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00 AM The clocks will be put forward an hour.

To determine DST rules for a particular Australia city click on the city name below or enter it in the search form on the right.

Australia: basic facts and figures

Full name: Commonwealth of Australia
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and New Zealand
Population: 21,515,754.
Area: 7,686,850 km²
Capital: Canberra
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Phone code: 61
Domain: .au
See the map of Australia
Wikipedia article: Australia

Current local time in Australia's cities

City Time City Time
Adelaide Kinross
Adelaide Hills Klemzig
Albany Kununurra
Albury Kurri Kurri
Aldinga Kurunjang
Alexandria Kwinana
Alice Springs Kyabram
Applecross Lake Albert
Ararat Lakemba
Armadale Lakes Entrance
Armidale Lambton
Ashburton Lara
Ashwood Launceston
Aspendale Gardens Laverton
Athelstone Lavington
Atherton Leeton
Attadale Leichhardt
Australind Leopold
Ayr Leumeah
Bacchus Marsh Leura
Bairnsdale Lidcombe
Balaclava Lindfield
Ballarat Lindisfarne
Ballarat Central Lisarow
Ballina Lismore
Balwyn North Lithgow
Banora Point Liverpool
Bassendean Logan City
Batemans Bay Long Jetty
Bathurst Mackay
Bega Maddington
Belair Maitland
Belmont Malabar
Benalla Mandurah
Bendigo Manly
Bentley Mareeba
Berkeley Margaret River
Berkeley Vale Margate
Berri Maroubra
Bicton Marrickville
Biloela Maryborough
Black Rock Maryborough
Blackburn Mascot
Blackburn North Matraville
Blackburn South Maylands
Blackmans Bay McMinns Lagoon
Blacktown Medowie
Blackwater Melbourne
Blaxland Melton
Bomaderry Melton West
Bongaree Melville
Booval Menai
Botany Merimbula
Boulder Merrylands
Bowen Mildura
Bowral Millicent
Box Hill Mindarie
Box Hill North Miranda
Box Hill South Mittagong
Bracken Ridge Moama
Brassall Modbury
Bridgewater Mont Albert North
Brighton Montrose
Brighton East Mooloolaba
Brisbane Moonah
Broadmeadows Mooroopna
Broken Hill Moranbah
Broome Morayfield
Brunswick Mordialloc
Buderim Moree
Bulli Mornington
Bunbury Morphett Vale
Bundaberg Mortdale
Bundamba Morwell
Burnie Mosman
Burpengary Mosman Park
Burwood Moss Vale
Busselton Mount Barker
Byron Bay Mount Colah
Caboolture Mount Druitt
Cairns Mount Gambier
Caloundra Mount Isa
Camberwell Mudgee
Campbelltown Mulgrave
Campbelltown Mullaloo
Canberra Murray Bridge
Canning Vale Murrumbeena
Canterbury Murwillumbah
Carindale Muswellbrook
Caringbah Nambour
Carlingford Nambucca
Carnarvon Nambucca Heads
Carnegie Naracoorte
Caroline Springs Narara
Casino Narellan
Castle Hill Narrabeen
Castlemaine Narrabri
Caulfield Narrandera
Caulfield North Narromine
Caulfield South Nedlands
Cessnock Nelson Bay
Chadstone Nerang
Charlestown New Norfolk
Charters Towers New Town
Chatswood Newcastle
Chipping Norton Newman
City of Parramatta Newnham
Claremont Newport
Claremont Newstead
Clarkson Normanhurst
Cleveland North Melbourne
Clifton Springs North Narrabeen
Clontarf North Ryde
Clovelly North Sydney
Coffs Harbour North Wonthaggi
Colac Northam
Collie Northmead
Collingwood Nowra
Collingwood Park Nuriootpa
Como Oakleigh South
Concord Oatley
Coogee Orange
Coolum Beach Oxenford
Cooma Oyster Bay
Cooranbong Palmerston
Cootamundra Paradise
Corlette Paramatta
Corowa Parkdale
Corrimal Parkes
Cottesloe Pennant Hills
Cowra Penrith
Craigieburn Penshurst
Cranbourne Perth
Cronulla Phillip Island
Croydon Port Augusta
Currambine Port Augusta West
Dalby Port Hedland
Dapto Port Kembla
Darwin Port Lincoln
Deception Bay Port Macquarie
Dee Why Port Melbourne
Deniliquin Port Pirie
Devonport Port Stephens
Dingley Portland
Doonside Prospect
Drummoyne Pymble
Dubbo Quakers Hill
Earlwood Queanbeyan
East Ballina Quinns Rocks
East Fremantle Raceview
East Lismore Randwick
East Maitland Rathmines
East Malvern Raymond Terrace
East Melbourne Red Hill
Eaton Redbank Plains
Echuca Redlynch
Eleebana Regents Park
Elsternwick Richmond
Elwood Richmond
Emerald Riverstone
Enfield Rockhampton
Engadine Rockingham
Epping Roma
Erina Rouse Hill
Esperance Safety Bay
Ferntree Gully Saint Albans
Findon Sale
Flinders View Salisbury
Forbes Sandgate
Forest Hill Sandy Bay
Forestville Scarborough
Forster Scarborough
Fortitude Valley Seaford
Frankston East Seaton
Fremantle Sebastopol
Freshwater Singleton
Gatton Slacks Creek
Gawler Somerville
Geelong South Grafton
Geelong West South Melbourne
Geraldton South Perth
Gladesville Southbank
Gladstone Southport
Glen Innes Spearwood
Glen Iris Springfield Lakes
Glenbrook Springwood
Glenfield St Kilda
Glenhaven Stanthorpe
Glenmore Park Stawell
Glenorchy Strathalbyn
Gold Coast Strathpine
Golden Grove Subiaco
Goodna Summer Hill
Goondiwindi Sunbury
Goonellabah Sunnybank
Gordon Surfers Paradise
Gorokan Surrey Hills
Gosnells Swan Hill
Goulburn Swan View
Grafton Sydney
Grange Taigum
Granville Tamborine Mountain
Greensborough Tamworth
Griffith Tanunda
Gunnedah Taree
Gympie Taringa
Hamilton Tarragindi
Hampton Tewantin
Happy Valley Toorak
Hastings Toormina
Hawthorn East Toowong
Hazelbrook Toowoomba
Healesville Torquay
Heathcote Townsville
Heathridge Traralgon
Helensburgh Tugun
Highett Tumut
Hillarys Ulladulla
Hobart Ulverstone
Holsworthy Upper Coomera
Hope Valley Urangan
Hoppers Crossing Urraween
Hornsby Varsity Lakes
Horsham Victor Harbor
Howrah Victoria Point
Inala Wagga Wagga
Ingham Wangaratta
Ingle Farm Wanneroo
Ingleburn Warnbro
Innisfail Warragul
Inverell Warrnambool
Jannali Warwick
Joondalup Wellington
Kaleen Wellington Point
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Wembley
Karratha Whyalla
Katherine Windsor
Katoomba Wodonga
Kelmscott Wollongong
Kelso Woodridge
Kempsey Woolgoolga
Kensington Wooloowin
Kenthurst Woree
Kenwick Wynnum
Kew East Wynyard
Kiama Yallourn
Kingaroy Yarrawonga
Kingscliff Yeppoon
Kingsford Young
Kingston Zillmere
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