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


Fast of the First Born: Wednesday, 5 April

Search for chametz: Tuesday night 4 April after nightfall

Eruv Tavshillin: can be made on Tuesday night 4 April or Wednesday 5 April during the day

Latest time for eating chametz: Before 10.01am Wednesday 5 April 

Latest time for selling, burning and removal of chametz: Wednesday before 10.59am.The ‘Kol Chamira’ should have been recited by this time.

Candle Lighting: 
1st night Yom Tov at 5.27pm
2nd night Yom Tov after 6.22pm
Shabbat at 5.25pm 
7th night Yom Tov at 5.20pm
8th night Yom Tov after 6.14pm

The Seder: Should not begin before 6.05pm on Wednesdayday, 5 April. The second seder night is Thursday, 6 April after 6.22pm

Pesach Ends: Thursday 13 April at 6.13pm. Chametz maybe eaten from 6.25pm


Latest times for eating chametz Wednesday morning 5 April 2023


Times for stopping to eat chametz on



Wednesday morning 5 April 2023

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

Wednesday morning
5 April 2023

Times  for Candle Lighting on First Night Seder



Wednesday evening
5 April 2023

Times2 for Candle Lighting on Second night Seder,



Thursday Evening 
6 April 2023

Jerusalem 10.36am 11.33am 6.20pm 7.37pm
Sydney 10.01am 10.59am 5.27pm 6.22pm
Melbourne 10.27pm 11.25am 5.50pm 6.47pm
Adelaide 10.22pm 11.20am 5.49pm 6.44pm
Brisbane 9.53am 10.51am 5.24pm 6.16pm
Perth 10.22am 11.20am 5.51pm 6.45pm
Canberra 10.10am 11.08am 5.20pm 6.31pm
Hobart 10.19pm 11.16pm 5.37pm 6.37pm
Darwin 10.50am 11.50am 6.30pm 7.19pm
New Zealand        
Auckland 10.28am 11.26am 5.52pm 6.48pm
Wellington 10.28am 11.25am 5.49am 6.48pm
Christchurch 10.37am 11.34am 5.56pm 6.56pm

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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