Last of Australian East Coast States enters 21st Century : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

The last Eastern state of Australia to enter the 21st Century (Queensland, Australia) and has performed o.k.

I am in the north of the state (Cairns) and at the "end" of the power lines from "down south" and I am pleasantly surprised to note that on the surface, we appear to have not missed a beat! I was expecting some sort of glitch such as "brown outs" as we often get "load shedding" so the southern parts of the state do not go down.

May all of you around the world (and especially America and Canada) continue with trouble free entries into the New Millenium!

-- scarletbreasted (, December 31, 1999


Got this:

00:45 AM January 1, 2000 Canberra, ACT, Australia.

All electricity, telecommunications and Internet services are operating normally. Electricity services will not transition to January 1, 2000 until 01:00 AM ESST. Australia's eastern seaboard is interconnected and synchronised to non daylight saving time.


Does this mean that the Australian grid has rolled over, or will do so in one more hour as it is not not daylight time?

-- Interested Spectator (is@the_ring.side), December 31, 1999.

I am in Sydney , Australia and it is 1:33 1/1/2000. No prob's as near as i can tell.

-- praxis (, December 31, 1999.

0147 in Canberra, Australia. No problems reported.

For the latest and greatest, visit the Australian Y2k National Co-ordination Centre and remember to press SHIFT-Reload to force the latest into your ISP's cache (it's updated every few minutes).

-- Alan E Brain (, December 31, 1999.

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