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Hey everyone,

I'm currently working on a PHP project where I need to display the date and time in Australia's timezone. However, I'm a bit confused about how to do it correctly. Can someone please help me out?

I'm using HTML and PHP for my project, and I know that PHP has a built-in date() function for formatting dates and times. But I'm not sure how to specifically display the date and time in Australia's timezone.

Should I use any specific PHP function or set any particular variables to achieve this? It would be great if someone could guide me through the process and provide some sample code.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Hey everybody,

I've actually encountered a similar scenario before, where I needed to display date and time in Australia's timezone using HTML and PHP. In my case, I used the DateTimeZone class to handle the timezone conversion.

To get the date and time in Australia's timezone, you can create a new DateTime object and set the timezone using the DateTimeZone class. Here's an example:

$australiaTimezone = new DateTimeZone('Australia/Sydney');
$date = new DateTime('now', $australiaTimezone);
echo $date->format('Y-m-d H:i:s');

The 'Y-m-d H:i:s' part in the format() function is just an example format to display the date and time. You can adjust it to your preferred format.

By setting the timezone explicitly using the DateTimeZone class, you ensure that the date and time are displayed accurately in the designated Australia timezone.

I hope this helps! Feel free to ask if you have any more questions.


Hey there!

I've had a similar requirement in one of my projects, where I needed to display date and time in Australia's timezone. To achieve this, I used the DateTime class in PHP. It provides a simple and reliable way to work with dates and times.

First, you need to set the default timezone to Australia using the date_default_timezone_set() function. In your case, to set it to Australia, you would use 'Australia/Sydney' as the timezone identifier. This ensures that all the dates and times you work with are in Australia's timezone.

Here's an example code snippet to get the current date and time in Australia's timezone:

$now = new DateTime();
echo $now->format('Y-m-d H:i:s');

In the above code, 'Y-m-d H:i:s' formats the date and time as 'YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS'. You can modify the format to match your specific requirements.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

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