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AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time / Eastern Standard Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: EST – Eastern Standard Time, AET – Australian Eastern Time

Australian Eastern Standard Time Note:

Australia: Only some locations are currently on AEST because most places in this time zone are currently on DST. Locations that are on AEST part of the year are currently on AEDT.

Time zone map of AEST
Currently observing AEST.
Observes AEST part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +10:00).
Currently observing AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time.
Observes AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as AEST (UTC +10:00) but different time zone name.

Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: Australia.

This time zone is often called Eastern Standard Time.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: +1000

An email sent from someone in the Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+1000" in the headers of the email. (However, "+1000" does not have to be in Australian Eastern Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is AEST observed?

Australia

Australian states/territories using AEST in the winter and AEDT in the summer

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales - except Yancowinna County (ACST/ACDT)
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria

Australian states/territories using AEST all year

  • Queensland

AEST time now

6:51:28AM

Friday, December 26, 2014

  • UTC Offset: UTC +10:00
  • 15 hours ahead of New York

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Example cities

Australia – Sydney (Winter)
Australia – Brisbane (All Year)

Related time zones

AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Daylight Time)


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