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Time zone

Current date and time in Victoria

Time zones in Australia

Timezones in Australia

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

New South Wales, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania all share the same time zone as Victoria.

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.

Year Daylight saving time starts Daylight saving time ends
2016 / 2017 Sunday 2nd October 2016
(advance time by one hour at 2am)
Sunday 2nd April 2017
(reverse time by one hour at 3am)
2017 / 2018 Sunday 1st October 2017
(advance time by one hour at 2am)
Sunday 1st April 2018
(reverse time 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.

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