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Java TimeZone getRawOffset() Method with Example

TimeZone Class getRawOffset() method: Here, we are going to learn about the getRawOffset() method of TimeZone Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on March 13, 2020

TimeZone Class getRawOffset() method

  • getRawOffset() method is available in java.util package.
  • getRawOffset() method is used to return the amount of time in milliseconds (ms) to add to UTC to get standard time (ST) in this TimeZone.
  • getRawOffset() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object only and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • getRawOffset() method does not throw an exception at the time of getting offset in ms.


    public abstract int getRawOffset();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of the method is String, it returns raw offset time in ms to add to UTC.


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of int getRawOffset() method of TimeZone 

import java.util.*;

public class GetRawOffsetOfTimeZone {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        // By using getTimeZone() method is
        // to get the time zone
        TimeZone tz = TimeZone.getTimeZone("Africa/Asmera");

        // By using getRawOffset() method is to
        // return the time in ms and add to UTC 
        // to get standard time in the time zone
        // Africa/Asmera
        System.out.print("tz.getRawOffset(): ");


tz.getRawOffset(): 10800000


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