Eastern Standard Time or EST
is UTC + 10 hours. It is prevailing over the states
of Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, New
South Wales, Tasmania, and Victoria. Central
Standard Time or CST is UTC + 9.5 hours.
observed across the Northern Territory and South
Lastly, Western Standard Time is UTC + 8
hours, implemented across the whole of Western
Australia, the biggest state in the country.
from the three major time zones, external
territories are also using their own time zones.
This is because such islands are geographically far
from the main continent, making it obviously
impractical to apply the three major Australia time
zones to them.
|All regions in the world
adhere to uniform standard time. The concept of time
zones is universally adopted by all countries. Each
region on earth is designated local time.
Conventionally, time zones are computed on local
time as offset from UTC (Coordinated Universal
Time---time standard mainly bases on TAI or
International Atomic Time adhering to the mean solar
time set at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich).
Australia is also observing time zones. The
nation-continent is basically divided into six
states and two territories. There are three
Australia time zones, namely, Eastern Standard Time,
Central Standard Time, and Western Standard Time. The territories of Norfolk Island;
Australia Antarctic Territories of Casey, Davis, and Mawson;
Christmas Island; Heard and McDonald Islands; and Cocos
Islands all have varied time zones.
There are also usual and logical confusion brought about by
Daylight Saving Time or DST. The implementation of DST
varies among states and territories as well. The Australian
Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, South
Australia, and Victoria are regularly observing daylight
saving time every year. Usually, time in implementing states
are advanced by about an hour to facilitate energy saving
daily by lengthening the daylight period observed in
offices, workplaces, and other pertinent institutions.
If you are in Australia, or at least dealing with Australia
businesses using Australian time, you should always remember
that standard or daylight saving time is prevailing.
Australians have strict sense of time. If you are to
complete a business transaction, you are required to
particularly perform and finish the mandated task by the
specified time. All government offices are also strictly
adhering to this time principle.
Each state in the country is also respecting and considering
time used in jurisdictions of different states. For example,
businesses in Queensland (EST) are fully considering time
used in businesses in Western Australia (WST) and vice
versa. When it comes to international business transactions,
Australian businesses are also adhering and considering the
time zones adopted and used in different regions in the