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2009, Australia - "Time- Time Zones- Daylight Saving", Australian Government


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Australian Time Zones

There are three times zones in Australia -
Eastern
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 10 hours
(UTC +10). AEST is followed in these regions:
  • New South Wales (except Broken Hill)
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • Tasmania
  • Australian Capital Territory
Central
Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 9 hours
(UTC +9 ). ACST is followed in these regions:
  • South Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Broken Hill, NSW
Western
Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 8 hours
(UTC +8). AWST is followed in these regions:
  • Western Australia
Daylight Saving
Daylight Saving Time is observed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory and has been synchronised across these states. Western Australia began a three year trial of daylight saving on 3 December 2006. Queensland and the Northern Territory do not observe daylight saving.

Across the south-eastern states and the ACT, daylight saving for future summers
begins at 2am Eastern Standard Time on the first Sunday in October and ends at 2am Eastern Standard Time (3am summer time) on the first Sunday in April.

For Western Australia, daylight saving in 2008
will begin at 2am Western Standard Time on the last Sunday in October and
end at 2am Western Standard Time (3am summer time) on the last Sunday in March 2009.
Where daylight saving is being observed:
  • AEST becomes Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), clocks are advanced to UTC +11.
  • ACST becomes Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT), clocks are advanced to UTC +10 .
  • AWST becomes Australian Western Daylight Time (AWDT), clocks are advanced to UTC +9.
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