What is the time zone of New South Wales ?
New South Wales is in the Australian Eastern Time zone. The state is observing daylight savings so there are two different clocks depending on the time of the year.
- Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST):+10:00 UTC (ahead)
- Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT):+11:00 UTC (ahead)
There are two exceptions:
- Broken hill / Yancowinna County observe the Australian Central Standard Time +9.30 / +10.30
- Lord Howe Island is in winter on +10.30 UTC and in summer +11:00 UTC
Travel to neighboring provinces and countries
If you travel outside New South Wales you might change time zones. But it really depends where and when you cross the border.
To Australian Capital Territory: You will remain in the Australian Eastern Time zone, there is no time difference
To Queensland: You will remain in the Australian Eastern Time zone, but there is a time difference due to daylight savings
- October to April: no time difference
- April to October: -1:00 hour behind
To Victoria: You will remain in the Australian Eastern Time zone, there is no time difference
To South Australia: You will enter the Australian Central Time zone which is -0:30 hour behind
New South Wales Daylight Savings Time (DST)
It starts on the first Sunday in April and ends on the first Sunday in October. In March the clock is moved backward from 03.00 am to 02.00 am (so you will gain an extra hour of sleep during the night). While in October it’s reversed as the clock is moved forward from 02.00 am to 03.00 am and you will lose an hour of sleep.
Other Australian States and Territories
You can check out information and maps of other Australian States and Territories by clicking on the below links.