How To Change TimeZone on CentOS Stream 9

In this wiki article, we will learn how to change the timezone in CentOS Stream 9 using the timedatectl command.

Check your Current TimeZone

To get detailed information on your CentOS date, time, and timezone you use the timedatectl command.


The TimeZone configuration on CentOS Stream 9 OS is stored set by the /etc/localtime file. This file is a symbolic link to a timezone file under /usr/share/zoneinfo.

To get a basic view of the timezone you can ls the file to its a symbolic link.

ls -l /etc/localtime

Listing TimeZones

Using timedatectl command to list TimeZones,

timedatectl list-timezones

Set your Preferred TimeZone

Once you have the list of timezones, you can set the one you prefer.

timedatectl set-timezone your_time_zone


root@vps:~# timedatectl set-timezone Australia/West

To confirm your changes were applied by running the timedatactl command.


Now you have successfully configured TimeZone on your CentOS Stream 9.