Australia Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia Time

 

 

Time in Australia

Australia is the smallest continent of the world. The capital city of Australia is Canberra and the largest city is Sydney.

 

The population is mainly concentrated in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane.

 

Australia comes from the Latin “Australis” which means “Southern”.

Australia is divided in three time zones which are Central, Eastern and Western.

 

Australian Central Standard Time is UTC +1/2. The regions that follow the ACST are: Broken in New South Wales, South Australia and Northern Territory.

 

 

In the Eastern part which is known as the AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) is equal to the UCT (Coordinated Universal Time) plus ten hours often written UCT +10.

 
Australia Time

The regions with AEST time are: Australia Capital Territory, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales except Broken Hill. The Australian Western Standard Time is UTC +8.The Australian Western Standard Time is only followed in Western Australia.

Daylight Saving is also observed in the different regions of Australia. From October to March the daylight saving time is observed by the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria.

Since December 2006 Western Australia started a three year trial of daylight saving. Daylight saving time is not observed by Northern Territory and Queensland.

 

When daylight saving time is observed the time is as followed:
Australian Central Standard Time becomes Australian Central Daylight Time and the time is then GMT +101/2.
Australian Western Standard Time becomes Australian Western Daylight Time and the time is then GMT +9.
Australian Eastern Standard Time becomes Australian Eastern Daylight Time and the time is then GMT+11.
 

 

 

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