# How do I display the current time in Australia?

Hi Rob,

On my profile page I want to show the time in UTC and the time in Australia (currently Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time, but at other times this would be Australian Eastern Standard Time). I have got the UTC bit, but when I put local time it comes up only and hour away from UTC?

Many thanks--Sandy Causer (aka Wakalena) 10:27, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

23:27, 28 November 2009

A quick guess is that the local time is "the server's local time" since the WE server is in Germany. More to come ... after a little investigation.

07:57, 29 November 2009

Hi Sandy,

Yes local time is the WE's server time. One possible solution is to use some javascript in User:Wakalena/monobook.js  ...

21:51, 1 December 2009

Well Rob, sounds interesting - unfortunately I don't know what you are talking about :-( What I am trying to do is display the date and time from the point of view of whoever is opening up the page - or failing that the date and time in Australia (and then underneath that the UTC time). I tried getting into User:Wakalena/monobook.js and it looks like it is just starting up another page in WikiEducator - although it does tell me that after saving I may have to bypass my browser's cache.

I understand that User:Wakalena refers to my pages but what does the syntax monobook.js signify?

Ah, learning is such fun. Thanks Rob --Sandy Causer (aka Wakalena) 00:27, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

13:27, 3 December 2009

Hi Sandy,

This could be a good thing as it may save you heaps of time trying to figure it out. So the short answer is there is no easy way to do what you are asking.

If you would like to know more about the file named monobook.js. Let me know.

11:34, 4 December 2009