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


Fast of the First Born: Thursday, 25 March

Search for chametz: Thursday night 25 March after nightfall

Latest time for eating chametz: Before 11.01am Shabbat, 27 March

Latest time for selling and burning of chametz: Friday before 12noon.

Latest time for removal of chametz: Shabbat before 12 noon, The ‘Kol Chamira’ should have been recited by this time.

Candle Lighting: 
1st night Yom Tov at 7.34pm
2nd night Yom Tov after 7.33pm
7th night Yom Tov at 6.31pm
8th night Yom Tov after 7.25pm

The Seder: Should not begin before 7.34pm on Saturday, 27 March. The second seder night is Sunday, 28 March after 7.33pm

Pesach Ends: Sunday 4 April at 6.23pm, Non Daylight Saving Time.  Chametz maybe eaten from 7.00pm


Latest times for eating chametz Shabbat morning 27 March 2021

City Times2 for Burning of chametz on Friday morning March 26 2021 Times2 for stopping to eat chametz on shabbat morning March 27 2021 Times2 for saying Kol Chamira on shabbat morning Times 2 for Candle Lighting on Friday evening Times2 for Candle Lighting on First Seder night, Saturday night3 March 27 2021
Jerusalem 11.42am 10.41am 11.42am 6.18pm 7.31pm
Sydney 12.00 noon 11.01am 12.00noon 6.41pm 7.34pm
Melbourne 12.26pm 11.26am 12.26pm 7.05pm 8.00pm
Adelaide 12.20pm 11.21am 12.20pm 7.01pm 7.55pm
Brisbane 10.53am 9.53am 10.53am 5.35pm 6.26pm
Perth 11.22am 12.22pm 11.21am 6.02pm 6.55pm
Canberra 12.08pm 11.09am 12.08pm 6.49pm 7.43pm
Hobart 12.17pm 11.17am 12.17pm 6.55pm 7.53pm
Darwin 11.51am 10.51am 11.51am 6.36pm 7.24pm
New Zealand          
Auckland 12.27pm 11.27am 12.27pm 7.06pm 8.01pm
Wellington 12.27pm 11.27am 12.26pm 7.05pm 8.03pm
Christchurch 12.36pm 11.36am 12.36pm 7.13pm 8.12pm

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

2. Times are adjusted for daylight savings where daylight savings is still in place

3. The time of Candle Lighting Saturday night is the time when Shabbat ends; no preparation may be made before that time, for the seder.

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