Time zones

Melbourne is in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) Zone, the equivalent to UTC (GMT) +10 hours. In October each year, daylight saving commences, and clocks are moved forward one hour at 2.00am EST. The end of daylight saving occurs the following March, and clocks are turned back one hour at 2.00am EST


Domestic electricity in Australia is 240/250 volts/50 Hz. The Australian three pin outlet is different from most other countries, so you may need to purchase an adapter plug for any electrical appliances you bring with you. Transformers and adapters are easy to find in electrical appliance or travel goods stores.