Acronyms for Australian Time Zone Seasons

Eric Ulevik eulevik at
Thu Jan 25 10:03:30 UTC 2007

On 1/25/07, Robert Elz <kre at> wrote:
> There is no such thing as "daylight saving" time in Australia, Australia
> has Summer Time, which is really quite intelligent on two levels.

"EST" is the time zone commonly used in Sydney. 'S' is understood to
mean Standard or Summer (not "Sydney" - though it may happen with
increasing parochialism).

>  it is simply "wallclock time" which is either
> N, or N+1 hours offset from UTC (and yes, N can be fractional...)

My fellow voters in the federal electorate of Sydney (in Lord Howe
Island) adjust by 0:30.


Eric Ulevik

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