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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

AEST is currently only used in a few locations

Australia: Only some locations are currently on AEST because most places in this time zone are currently on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing 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.

See full time zone map

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?


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

Other time zones in UTC +10:00

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

AEST time now

Only used in a few locations


Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • AEST will be observed in Sydney starting from Apr 3, 2016 at 3:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC +10:00
  • 14 hours ahead of Washington DC
  • Most locations changed to AEDT

AEDT time now


Saturday, October 10, 2015

UTC Offset: UTC +11:00

Go to AEDT

Find current time and time zone by city


Example cities

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

Related time zones

AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Daylight Time)

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