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


Fast of the First Born: Friday 19 April

Search for chametz: Thursday night 18 April after nightfall

Latest time for eating chametz: Before 10.02am Friday, 19 April

Latest time for removal, selling and burning of chametz: Friday before 10.56pm, The ‘Kol Chamira’ should have been recited by this time.

Candle Lighting: 
1st night Yom Tov at 5.10pm
2nd night Yom Tov after 6.05pm
7th night Yom Tov at 5.03pm
8th night Yom Tov after 5.03pm

The Seder: Should not begin before 6.05pm on Friday 19 April. The second seder night is Saturday 20 April after 6.05pm

Pesach Ends: Saturday 27 April at 5.57pm.  Chametz maybe eaten from 6.10pm


Latest times for eating chametz Friday morning 19 March 2019

Times For Eating Chametz Removal, Selling 
& Burning
Candle Lighting
Jerusalem 10.28am 11.33am 6.30pm
Sydney 10.02am 10.56am 5.10pm
Melbourne 10.29am 11.25am 5.32pm
Adelaide 10.23am 11.17am 5.30pm
Brisbane 9.53am 10.50am 5.10pm
Perth 10.23am 11.19am 5.34pm
Canberra 10.11am 11.06am 5.18pm
Hobart 10.22am 11.16am 5.16pm
Darwin 10.48am 11.47am 6.21pm
New Zealand      
Auckland 10.29am 11.24am 5.32pm
Wellington 10.31am 11.25am 5.27pm
Christ Church 10.41am 11.35am 5.32pm


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