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AWST – Australian Western Standard Time / Western Standard Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: WST – Western Standard Time, WAT – Western Australia Time

Time zone map of AWST
Currently observing AWST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +8).
Currently observing AWST – Australian Western Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as AWST (UTC +8) but different time zone name.

Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. This time zone is in use during standard time in: Australia.

This time zone is often called Western Standard Time.

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Email Time Zone Indicator: +0800

An email sent from someone in the Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0800" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0800" does not have to be in Australian Western Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and When is AWST Observed?


Australian states/territories using AWST all year:

  • Western Australia

Other Time Zones in UTC +8

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as AWST, but can be found under a different name:

AWST time now


Monday, October 24, 2016


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Example cities

Australia – Perth (All Year)

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