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Australia Time Zones

Experiences in Australia


This is not a matter as simple as one might suppose, so here are the facts.

Winter:
Australia is divided into three zones east to west.
From the east: Queensland, New South Wales (except Broken Hill), the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania are 10 hours ahead of G.M.T. South Australia, the Northern Territory and Broken Hill are 9½ hours ahead of G.M.T. (30 minutes behind Sydney).

Western Australia is 8 hours ahead of G.M.T. (2 hours behind Sydney). BUT the area in Western Australia between the South Australian border and Caiguna, or, along the railway, between the border and just east of Kalgoorlie, likes to keep an unofficial local time which is 8¾ hours ahead of G.M.T. (1¼ hours behind Sydney).

Summer:
HOWEVER, in summer the southern states and territories of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia keep daylight saving time, which advances them one hour, but the other states and territories do not do so. Therefore, in summer the situation is as follows. New South Wales (except Broken Hill), the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania are 11 hours ahead of G.M.T.
South Australia and Broken Hill are 10½ hours ahead of G.M.T. (30 minutes behind Sydney).

Queensland is 10 hours ahead of G.M.T. (1 hour behind Sydney). The Northern Territory is 9½ hours ahead of G.M.T. (1½ hours behind Sydney). Western Australia is 8 hours ahead of G.M.T. (3 hours behind Sydney). The area in Western Australia between the South Australian border and Caiguna, or, along the railway, between the border and just east of Kalgoorlie, is 8¾ hours ahead of G.M.T. (2¼ hours behind Sydney).

 

 

 
 
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