Weather and time

Sunset at Mawson Point
Sunset at Mawson Point, Macquarie Island (Photo: Julie McInnes)


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Australia’s Antarctic Stations all operate on different times. Except during the Summer season (October to March) the stations are in different time zones, reflecting the longitudinal distance that separates them.

Time differences between Australia and the stations vary from state to state and also with daylight saving regimes during summer. The following list indicates the time difference, where applicable, between Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) and local time at each station:

Station/locationCurrent timeHours behind AEST/AEDT
Aurora Australis11:05 PM, 30 Jan 2015, UTC+101
Casey station12:05 AM, 31 Jan 2015, UTC+110
Davis station08:05 PM, 30 Jan 2015, UTC+74
Macquarie Island station12:05 AM, 31 Jan 2015, UTC+110
Mawson station06:05 PM, 30 Jan 2015, UTC+56
Wilkins Aerodrome12:05 AM, 31 Jan 2015, UTC+110
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