Daylight Saving

​Clocks will go back

Daylight saving ends in NSW on Sunday, 3 April 2016, when clocks go back one hour at 3:00am.

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​Clocks will go forward​

Daylight saving will begin in NSW on Sunday, 2 October 2016, when clocks move forward one hour at 2:00am.

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When does daylight saving occur?

Daylight saving for all future summers in New South Wales begins at 2:00am on the first Sunday in October and ends at 3:00 am on the first Sunday in April.

See future dates of daylight saving in NSW.

The same period of daylight saving is observed in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT.

Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, Western Australia or the Northern Territory.​

​24 hour recorded message

For information about daylight saving in NSW, call 02 8688 7966.


Sunrise and sunset times

Sunrise and sunset times are available from Geoscience Australia.


Public and school holidays

Find information about public holidays and school holidays in NSW.