What is Australian Eastern Standard Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 10 hours ahead of the UTC time zone
This time pattern is maintained using highly accurate atomic clocks matched to the Earth's rotation.
In this section, you will learn key facts about this time zone and stay well informed.
The IANA time zone identifier used is Etc/GMT-10.
Time Offset: UTC+10, UTC+10:00
Abbreviation: Australian Eastern Time, AET Time, AEST Time
Standard Time Ends: First Sunday in October, 01:00 UTC (clocks go forward one hour).
Standard Time Began: First Sunday in April, 01:00 UTC (clocks went back one hour).
AEST Time Zone Map
This time zone is a time offset that adds 10 hours to Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by this time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the time zone.
Northern part of the Australia does not observe summer daylight saving time.
But in southern parts of the territory daylight saving time standard is observed.
The largest city in this time zone is Sydney from Australia with population about 4.627 million people.
This time zone is used in major Australian cities such as Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Canberra.
This time offset is also observed during standard time and daylight saving time for various geographic regions.
You need to be very careful finding these time zones that may have different names and abbreviations, but have the same UTC offset:
Australian Eastern Time (AET)
Chamorro Standard Time (CHST)
Chuuk Time (CHUT)
Dumont d'Urville Time (DDUT)
Papua New Guinea Time (PGT)
Vladivostok Time (VLAT)
Korea Daylight Time (KDT)
Yakutsk Summer Time (YAKST)
Yap Time (YAPT)
Kilo Time Zone (K)
This time zone is used in the following country:
Some locations in Australia use the AEST time zone all year round.
The country has a complex set of time zones, some of which have an unusual UTC offset.
AEST Time zone was introduced in the 1890s when all of the Australian colonies adopted it.
Before the switch to standard time zones, each local city or town was free to determine its local time, called local mean time.
In Australia, this time zone is present in the territories of New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Jervis Bay Territory and Australian Capital Territory.