Australian time zones:

AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time

Current time in Sydney

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:54:50 AM AEST

Sydney will stay on AEST until Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00 AM
when clocks are moved to Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 03:00:00AEDT

Find local time and time zone for a location

We recommend looking up by location name, not time zone name.

Time zone offset: UTC + 10 hours

AEST is 10 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Note that some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during summer, and are therefore using AEDT instead in the summer. See below for details.

Time zone abbreviation: AEST

Full name is Australian Eastern Standard Time

Email time zone indicator: +1000

An email sent from someone in the 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 AEST, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

For actual dates DST might be observed, look at the examples below

Where and when is AEST observed?

Australian territories using AEST in the winter and AEDT during the summer

EST is used all year

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example locations in AEST

Other time zones in Australia

Go directly through the links below, or see the Australia time zone list

Time zones in other regions

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