In other words, in locations observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) during part of the year, Australian Eastern Time is not static but switches between AEST and AEDT.
Australian Eastern Time UTC Offset
Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Australian Eastern Daylight Time is 11 hours ahead of UTC.
What Is Australian Eastern Time?
Australian Eastern Time (AET) 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 Time shares a border with Australian Central Time (ACT) in the west.
What Does AET Time Zone Mean?
Unlike other time zone denominations, which have a fixed time, Australian Eastern Time refers to a geographical area where the time changes twice yearly as Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins and ends. Australian Eastern Standard Time is UTC+10, while Australian Eastern Daylight Time is UTC+11.
Only two of these generic time zones in Australia include 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 AET to Other Australian Time Zones
Where and when is Australian Eastern Time observed?
AEST all year round
Some locations, such as the ones below don't switch and are in AEST all year long.
Australian states/territories using AEST all year
AEDT all year round
Some locations, such as the ones below don't switch and are in AEDT all year long.
Pacific islands/territories using AEDT all year
- Macquarie Island (Australia)
Time zones by continent/region
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- South America