What’s the Time in Fiji? Fiji’s Time Zone

Sure, its always Fiji Time in Fiji but really, what’s the time in Fiji? Well, Fiji has its own special time zone, making it tick differently than many other places in the world. Let’s discover how Fiji’s time compares to some important locations like Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Europe.

The Time in Fiji Now

This live clock shows the time in Fiji right now:

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Fiji Time Zone

Fiji Standard Time (FST) is 12 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+12). This means that when it’s noon in Fiji, it’s midnight at the Prime Meridian.

Australia

  1. Sydney, Australia: Fiji is usually 2 hours ahead of Sydney. So, if it’s 10 AM in Sydney, it’s 12 PM in Fiji.
  2. Brisbane, Australia: Fiji is 1 hour ahead of Brisbane.

New Zealand

  1. Auckland, New Zealand: Fiji is 2 hours behind Auckland. So, if it’s 10 AM in Auckland, it’s 8 AM in Fiji.

United States

  1. Los Angeles, USA: Fiji is 20 hours ahead of Los Angeles. If it’s noon on Monday in Fiji, it’s 4 PM on Sunday in Los Angeles.
  2. New York City, USA: Fiji is 17 hours ahead of New York. If it’s noon on Monday in Fiji, it’s 7 PM on Sunday in New York.

Europe

  1. London, United Kingdom: Fiji is 12 hours ahead of London. If it’s noon in Fiji, it’s midnight in London.
International Date Line Time in Fiji

Daylight Saving Time

Fiji doesn’t do Daylight Saving Time. That means visitors won’t need to mess with their watches during their visit.

Fiji tried having Daylight Saving Time (DST) in 2009 to use more daylight and save energy. They changed the clocks ahead by one hour from November to March. But it caused some problems and people didn’t like it, so Fiji decided to stop doing DST. Since then, they haven’t used it.

Remember, these time differences might change a bit because of things like daylight saving in some places. So, always check the current time difference based on where you are and when you plan to visit this incredible island. Have a fantastic time in Fiji, where the clock seems to slow down, letting you enjoy every moment!

Sunrise and Sunset Times in Fiji

In Fiji, mornings start early, and evenings get dark early compared to other places. Around December, when it’s summertime in Fiji, the sun comes up around 5:30 AM and goes down around 6:30 PM.

In June, during winter, the sun rises around 6:30 AM and sets around 5:30 PM. Remember, these are general times, so it’s good to check closer to when you plan to be in Fiji for the exact sunrise and sunset.

Myth busting: You cannot stand in two Time Zones in Fiji

You might have heard (from dodgy sources), that you can stand on the International Date Line in Taveuni, Fiji with one foot in today and the other in yesterday. This is untrue (just take a look at the map!).

Taveuni, like the rest of Fiji, follows Fiji Standard Time (FST), which is 12 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+12). Even though Taveuni is located to the east of the main Fijian islands and is closer to the International Date Line (IDL), Fiji has chosen to maintain a single time zone for the entire country. As a result, there are no time zone differences within Fiji, including Taveuni. The entire country observes the same time regardless of its geographical position relative to the IDL.

So, disregard the today/yesterday sign, it’s not true!

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At Fiji High, we're not just travelers; we're adventure seekers who really love Fiji. We've been there, done that, and now we want to help you have an awesome time in Fiji too! We don't just sit behind computers to gather info. Nope! We go out there, explore, and meet awesome people in Fiji. We eat the local food, check out the best places, and make friends to get the inside scoop. So, when we tell you about something, you can trust it's the real deal.