To be safe, prohibited activity should cease 10 minutes before the stated time.


Fast of the First Born: Friday 30 March

Search for chametz: Thursday night 29 March after nightfall

Latest time for eating chametz: Before 11.01am Friday, 30 March

Latest time for removal, selling and burning of chametz: Friday before 12.00pm, The ‘Kol Chamira’ should have been recited by this time.

Candle Lighting: 
1st night Yom Tov at 6.35pm
2nd night Yom Tov after 7.29pm
7th night Yom Tov at 5.27pm
8th night Yom Tov after 5.26pm

The Seder: Should not begin before 7.30pm on Friday 30 March. The second seder night is Saturday 31 March after 7.29pm

Pesach Ends: Saturday 7 April at 6.20pm.


Latest times for eating chametz Friday morning 30 March 2018

Times For Eating Chametz Removal, Selling 
& Burning
Candle Lighting
Jerusalem 10.40am 11.38am 6.20pm
Sydney 11.01am 12.00pm 6.35pm
Melbourne 11.26am 12.25am 6.59pm
Adelaide 11.22am 12.21pm 6.57pm
Brisbane 9.53am 10.52am 5.31pm
Perth 10.22am 11.21am 5.59pm
Canberra 11.10am 12.09pm 6.43pm
Hobart 11.18am 12.17pm 6.48pm
Darwin 10.51am 11.51am 6.34pm
New Zealand      
Auckland 11.27am 12.26pm 7.00pm
Wellington 11.28am 12.26pm 6.59pm
Christ Church 11.36am 12.34pm 7.06pm


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