Caution: This is NOT the current local time in most locations in that time zone
What Is Australian Eastern Standard Time?
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is the easternmost time zone in Australia. It is used in five Australian states and territories: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, and Queensland.
Australian Eastern Standard Time shares a border with Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) in the west.
Australian Eastern Standard Time Zone
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is a standard time zone in use from the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in October—when Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not in effect. Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) is used during the remainder of the year.
AEST Is the Australian Eastern Time Zone
In everyday usage, AEST is often referred to as Australian Eastern Time (AET) or the Australian Eastern Time Zone. This can add a bit of confusion as the term Australian Eastern Time does not differentiate between standard time and Daylight Saving Time, so Australian Eastern Time switches between AEST and AEDT in areas that use DST during part of the year.
Australia has two generic time zones that include both standard and daylight time: Australian Eastern Time (AET) and Australian Central Time (ACT). The country has a complex set of time zones, some of which have an unusual UTC offset.
Converting AEST to Other Australian Time Zones
- Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 30 minutes behind Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST).
To convert AEST to LHST, add half an hour.
- Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 30 minutes ahead of Australian Central Standard Time (ACST).
To convert AEST to ACST, subtract half an hour.
- Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 1 hour and 15 minutes ahead of Australian Central Western Standard Time (ACWST).
To convert AEST to ACWST, subtract one hour and 15 minutes.
- Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours ahead of Australian Western Standard Time (AWST).
To convert AEST to AWST, subtract two hours.
Where and When is AEST Observed?
Other Eastern Standard Time Zones
Time zones can have similar names and abbreviations but have a different UTC offset:
Other Time Zones in UTC +10
Some time zones exist that have the same offset as AEST, but can be found under a different name:
Time zones by continent/region
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- South America