Time Difference Between Australia and New York
The time difference between Australia and New York is 12 to 16 hours. New York uses the Eastern Standard Time (EST), and the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) during the summer. New York is -5 hours, and Australia is between +8 and +10 hours from Greenwich. Australia is ahead of New York, which means that when it is midnight in New York, it is already 12:00 to 16:00 in Australia. Keep in mind that time differences will vary depending on which time zone in Australia you are located, and whether your state observes daylight savings time.
Summer and wintertime in New York
When travelling to New York, keep in mind that the seasons are opposite of that in Australia. When it’s summer in Australia, it’s winter in New York. Pay attention to daylight savings or summer and wintertime as many call it.
New York changes to summertime earlier than Australia. In 2019 New York clocks are moved forward on the night bridging Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of March. States observing daylight savings time in Australia will turn their clock back one hour on the night bridging Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7th. This means that between the 10th of March and 6th of April there is a time difference of 12 to 15 hours. From April 7 onwards, the time difference will be 12 to 14 hours.
Wintertime also starts at a different time in New York. In Australia where daylight savings time is observed, the clocks are moved forward one hour on the night bridging Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of October. In New York, clocks will be turned back one hour on the night bridging Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of November. This means that between October 6 and November 2nd 2019 there is a time difference of 12 to 15 hours. From November 3 onwards, the time difference will be 13 to 16 hours.
From the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in April: difference of 12 to 15 hours
From the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in October: difference of 12 to 14 hours
From the first Sunday in October to the first Sunday in November: difference of 12 to 15 hours
From the first Sunday in November to the second Sunday in March: difference of 13 to 16 hours