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


Fast of the First Born: Wednesday, 8 April

Search for chametz: Tuesday night 7 April after nightfall

Latest time for eating chametz: Before 10.02am Wednesday, 8 April

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

Candle Lighting: 
1st night Yom Tov at 5.22pm
2nd night Yom Tov after 6.07pm
7th night Yom Tov at 5.15pm
8th night Yom Tov after 6.00pm

The Seder: Should not begin before 6.05pm on Wednesday, 8 April. The second seder night is Thursday, 9 April after 6.07pm

Pesach Ends: Thursday 16 April at 6.08pm.  Chametz maybe eaten from 6.30pm


Latest times for eating chametz Wednesday morning 8 April 2020

Times For Eating Chametz Removal, Selling 
& Burning
Candle Lighting
Jerusalem 10.33am 11.37am 6.28pm
Sydney 10.02am 10.56am 5.22pm
Melbourne 10.28am 11.25am 5.42pm
Adelaide 10.22am 11.20am 5.42pm
Brisbane 9.53am 10.50am 5.19pm
Perth 10.23am 11.21am 5.45pm
Canberra 10.11am 11.06am 5.30pm
Hobart 10.19am 11.15am 5.30pm
Darwin 10.49am 11.49am 6.27pm
New Zealand      
Auckland 10.28am 11.25am 5.46pm
Wellington 10.29am 11.25am 5.42pm
Christ Church 10.38am 11.34am 5.49pm


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