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
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.