The current time in Sydney Australia is...
The Australian land mass covers three time zones: Eastern, Central and Western Time Zones.
Sydney is located at midpoint of the NSW coast. It is as far east as you can go, so it lies in the Eastern Time zone.
The Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 10 hours (UTC +10).
States that lay in the Eastern Time Zone:
The Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 9 hours (UTC +9).
States that lay in the Central Time Zone:
The Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 8 hours (UTC +8).
The only state that lays in this time zone is Western Australia – Perth, Fremantle, Broome, Port Hedland, Geraldton and Albany.
In Sydney, daylight savings time rules are followed throughout the year.
Across Australia, daylight savings time is synchronised in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT.
This daylight savings time begins at 2am Eastern Standard Time on the first Sunday in October, and ends at 2am Eastern Standard Time (3am summertime) on the first Sunday in April.
When daylight savings time is observed, AEST becomes Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) and clocks are advanced to UTC +11.
AEDT occurs over the summer months. During this time the sun rises at it’s earliest at 6.00am and sets at its latest at 8.00pm, bringing a maximum 14 hours of daylight.
AEST occurs over the winter months. During this time the sun rises at its earliest at 7.00am and sets at its latest at 5.00pm, bringing 10 hours of daylight to the Sydney sky.
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