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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

Currently observing AWST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +8:00).
Currently observing AWST – Australian Western Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as AWST (UTC +8:00) but different time zone name.

Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 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 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 and territories using AWST all year

  • Western Australia

AWST time now


Sunday, November 23, 2014

  • UTC Offset: UTC +8:00
  • 13 hours ahead of New York

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Example cities

Australia – Perth (All Year)

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