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


Fast of the First Born: Monday, 22 April

Search for chametz: Sunday night 21 April after nightfall

Latest time for eating chametz: Before 10.03am Monday 22 April 

Latest time for selling, burning and removal of chametz: Monday before 10.58am.The ‘Kol Chamira’ should have been recited by this time.

Candle Lighting: 
1st night Yom Tov at 5.05pm
2nd night Yom Tov after 6.02pm
Shabbat at 5.01pm 
7th night Yom Tov at 4.59pm
8th night Yom Tov after 5.54pm

The Seder: Should not begin before 6.02pm on Monday, 22 April. The second seder night is Tuesday, 23 April after nightfall

Pesach Ends: Tuesday 30 April at 6.13pm. Chametz maybe eaten from 6.25pm



Latest times for eating chametz Monday morning 22 April 2024


Times for stopping to eat chametz on



Monday morning 22 April 2024

Times before which chametz must be sold, Kol Chamira said and all benefits from Chametz ceased

Monday morning
22 April 2024

Times  for Candle Lighting on First Night Seder



Monday evening
22 April 2024

Times2 for Candle Lighting on Second night Seder,



Tuesday Evening 
23 April 2024

Jerusalem 10.26am 11.32am 6.37pm 7.51pm
Sydney 10.03am 10.58am 5.05pm 6.02pm
Melbourne 10.29pm 11.23am 4.56pm 6.24pm
Adelaide 10.24pm 11.19am 5.25pm 6.22pm
Brisbane 9.53am 10.49am 5.06pm 5.59pm
Perth 10.23am 11.18am 5.30pm 6.25pm
Canberra 10.12am 11.07am 5.13pm 6.09pm
Hobart 10.22pm 11.15am 5.10pm 6.10pm
Darwin 10.47am 11.46am 6.19pm 7.09pm
New Zealand        
Auckland 10.30am 11.25am 5.27pm 6.24pm
Wellington 10.32am 11.29am 5.13pm 6.19pm
Christchurch 10.42am 11.35am 5.24pm 6.26pm

1. We list Jerusalem times in line with the Biblical teaching that Jerusalem be always our focus at any joyous time

2. The time of Candle Lighting Thursday night is the time when 1st night yom tov ends; no preparation may be made before that time, for the seder.

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