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Time zone
UTC offset
Current time
21:52, 2 February 2023 UTC+08:45 [refresh]
Central meridian
131.25 degrees E
Date-time group
Location of Eucla in Australia, UTC+08:45 is observed here and in some other localities on the highway
Sign on the Eyre highway indicating the start of the unofficial Australian Central Western Time Zone

UTC+08:45 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +08:45.

As standard time (Southern Hemisphere winter)[edit]

Principal town: Eucla


Pacific Ocean[edit]



UTC+08:45 is used as a time in Australia (Central Western Time, or CWT). It is used by some roadhouses along the Eyre Highway in Western Australia and South Australia. Although not legally defined by the state or federal governments,[1] the boundaries where it commences and ends are clearly understood and recognised by the Shire of Dundas local government[2] and are frequently shown on road maps of the area. Road signs at the western end of the time zone on the Eyre Highway advise travellers to reset their clocks by 45 minutes.[3]

UTC+08:45 is used in 5 places in Australia, including Border Village in South Australia, as well as Cocklebiddy, Eucla, Madura and Mundrabilla in Western Australia. It runs from the border with South Australia to shortly east of Caiguna. It is included in the tz database with designator Australia/Eucla.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Time zones and daylight saving". Australian Government Website. Government of Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2012–2013" (PDF). Shire of Dundas. Shire of Dundas (WA). p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Central Western Standard Time: The Time Zone You Won't Find on a Map". Basement Geographer. Basement Geographer. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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