In a country with multiple time zones and different Daylight Saving Time rules for each state, the easiest way to check current time and time differences (GMT offsets) is by city.
Choose a city, view live clocks, weather, sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset times
Standard Time Zones
There are three standard time zones in Australia:
- Australian Eastern Standard Time ( AEST ) : in New South Wales , Australian Capital Territory , Victoria , Tasmania and Queensland .
- Australian Central Standard Time ( ACST ) in South Australia and Northern Territory .
- Australian Western Standard Time ( AWST ) in Western Australia .
Australia Daylight Saving Time
Summer Time (Daylight Saving Time) is currently in use in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania from the first Sunday in October through to the first Sunday in April.
Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia do NOT use DST.
Australia, a clickable map
Australia is divided into six states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania and 2 territories, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.