Australian time zones:

ACST – Australian Central Standard Time



Current time in Darwin

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 3:13:41 AM ACST

Darwin is on ACST all of year 2017

Locations going to ACST later

Current time in Adelaide: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:13:41 AM ACDT
Adelaide will stay on ACDT until Sunday, April 2, 2017 going to ACST

Find local time and time zone for a location

We recommend looking up by location name, not time zone name.

Time zone offset: UTC + 9:30 hours

ACST is 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Note that some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during summer, and are therefore using ACDT instead in the summer. See below for details.

Time zone abbreviation: ACST

Full name is Australian Central Standard Time

Email time zone indicator: +0930

An email sent from someone in the ACST time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0930" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0930" does not have to be in ACST, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

For actual dates DST might be observed, look at the examples below

Where and when is ACST observed?

Australian territories using ACST in the winter and ACDT during the summer

CST is used all year

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example locations in ACST

Other time zones in Australia

Go directly through the links below, or see the Australia time zone list

Time zones in other regions

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