Australian Capital Territory DST rule change?

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Thu Jul 10 10:43:11 UTC 2008

    Date:        Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:24:50 -0500
    From:        "Jesper Norgaard Welen" <jnorgard at>

  | Is there any authoritative information on this,

It is probably possible to research the ACT statutes (they may have on-line
copies going back that far by now) - the relevant stuff is probably
Commonwealth of Aust laws, I believe time zone info for ACT is likely to
be out of scope for the local ACT govt (this is most likely the only timezone
the federal govt gets to play with in Aust, and all they have ever done with
it is follow NSW, NT is more likely done locally, though they never
play at all).

Aside from that... I'm certainly not authoritative, but I would have
remembered if ACT had ever been different from Sydney - that would
have been notable news, and impossible to miss.  I certainly recall
nothing like that ever happening (unlike wrt Tas, and South Aus).

With that in mind, anyone who wanted could take a look in the any of
the various major state (or ACT) libraries for newspapers from the relevant
week(s) - if ACT were on a different timezone, that would have been
reported (it would have been a huge mess.)

I think I'd mostly ignore the BoM for timezone information - for accurate
time info for Aust the most reliable source (aside from, the actual
statutes, which in any case only specify the theory, rather than what
is actually observed) would probably be the national measurement lab
(a division (or part thereof) of CSIRO).


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