Australian Capital Territory DST rule change?

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Wed Jul 9 21:37:04 UTC 2008

A story in the July 3 ABC News (Australia) says that the Australian
Capital Territory (ACT) will change its daylight-saving rules starting
October, to bring it into line with Tasmania, New South Wales,
Victoria, and South Australia.  Until now, I didn't know that the ACT
had different rules from its neighbors.  I guess this means we'll need
to add a new Zone Australia/Canberra to deal with the discrepancy?

It is pretty weird that the ACT was a small island of one UTC offset
in a sea of a different UTC offsets.  To be honest, I'm having a bit
of a tough time believing this news report.  Maybe I'm reading it
incorrectly?  But if it's correct, does anyone know when the ACT
started diverging from NSW and Victoria?


Here's the story:

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