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Australia & DST

Australia Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time runs in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania from the beginning of October through to the beginning of April.

Source: Australian Federal Government: www.australia.gov.au


State

Standard
Time

Daylight
saving

Standard Time

Summer time

ACT

Australian
Capital
Territory

GMT+10

GMT+11

Standard Time:
2 April 2017
to 1 October 2017
(3am Local Time)

Summer Time
2 October 2016 to
2 April 2017
(3am local time)

NSW

New
South
Wales

GMT+10

GMT+11

Standard Time:
2 April 2017
to 1 October 2017
(3am Local Time)

Summer Time
2 October 2016 to
2 April 2017
(3am local time)

NT

Northern
Territory

GMT+9:30

NA

NA

NA

QLD

Queensland

GMT+10

NA

NA

NA

SA

South
Australia

GMT+9:30

GMT+10:30

Standard Time:
2 April 2017
to 1 October 2017
(3am Local Time)

Summer Time
2 October 2016 to
2 April 2017
(3am local time)

TAS

Tasmania

GMT+10

GMT+11

Standard Time:
2 April 2017
to 1 October 2017
(3am Local Time)

Summer Time
2 October 2016 to
2 April 2017
(3am local time)

VIC

Victoria GMT+10 GMT+11

Standard Time:
2 April 2017
to 1 October 2017
(3am Local Time)

Summer Time
2 October 2016 to
2 April 2017
(3am local time)

WA

Western
Australia

GMT+8

GMT+9

NA NA

Australia Time Zones

Australia is divided into 6 states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania and 2 territories; the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

There are three time zones in Australia:

Eastern Standard Time (EST): in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland.

Central Standard Time (CST) in South Australia and Northern Territory.

Western Standard Time (WST) in Western Australia.

Australian states except Northern Territory and Western Australia and Queensland have daylight saving during the summer months.

Official source: The National Standards Commission (Commonwealth statutory authority established in 1950 and operating under the National Measurement Act 1960)

The Commission is responsible for advising the Government on the scientific, technical and legislative requirements of Australia's national measurement system, and has specific responsibilities for coordinating the national measurement system, ensuring that trade measurement instruments comply with international and national legal metrology standards, and for the completion of metrication.

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