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time zone
World Time Zones Map.png
World map with the time zone highlighted
UTC offset
Current time
11:15, 20 September 2020 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.


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 it is not an official, government mandated time zone,[1] the boundaries where it commences and ends are clearly understood[2] and are frequently shown on road maps of the area. 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.

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  1. ^ "Time". Australian Government Website. Government of Australia. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  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.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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