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Time zone

Current date and time in Victoria:

All of Victoria operates on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) which is 10 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

A map showing the different time zones of Australia is shown to the right with their offset in hours from UTC.

Timezones in Australia

Daylight saving time

Victoria operates on daylight saving time (DST) from the first Sunday in October to the first Sunday in April of the following year. DST is one hour ahead of AEST, or UTC+11.

Summer 2013 / 2014:

Sunday 6th October 2013 Daylight saving starts Advance clocks by one hour at 2am
Sunday 6th April 2014 Daylight saving ends Rewind clocks by one hour at 3am

Summer 2014 / 2015:

Sunday 5th October 2014 Daylight saving starts Advance clocks by one hour at 2am
Sunday 5th April 2015 Daylight saving ends Rewind clocks by one hour at 3am

The period of daylight saving has varied considerably within Australia during the past. See the history of daylight saving time for details from 1916 to the present.

Note that Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, South Australia and Tasmania currently start and end daylight saving time together. Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia do not currently observe daylight saving time.