The Time Zones of Australia are:
- Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) *UTC +10 hours in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) from first Sunday of April to first Sunday of October.
- Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT) *UTC +11 hours in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) from first Sunday of October to first Sunday of April.
- Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) *UTC + 9½ hours in South Australia, Broken Hill in East New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
- Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) *UTC + 8 hours, in the state of Western Australia.
The Australian day is quite long during summer. The sun will rise at 5:30am and set between 8pm and 10pm depending on which part of Australia you are in.
This is because the south eastern states of Australia switch from normal time to daylight savings time. New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and ACT all change daylight savings on the first Sunday of October. They all change back to normal time on the first Sunday of April.
Daylight savings gives everyone more time to be outside and enjoy the surroundings while you are in Sydney.