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Daylight saving operated nationally
during World War I from 1 January 1917 to 25 March 1917 and during World War II
for three summers, beginning on 1 January 1942.
Daylight saving was introduced again in New South Wales on 31 October
1971 after the Standard Time Act 1971 was passed by the New South Wales
A referendum held on 1 May 1976 submitted a proposal that daylight
saving be adopted on a permanent basis. The ballot paper
At present there is a period commonly called
'daylight saving' by which time is advanced by one hour for the period
commencing on the last Sunday in October in each year and ending on the first
Sunday in March in the following year.
Electors were then asked to answer 'yes' or 'no' to the question: Are you
in favour of daylight saving? 1,882,770 electors were in favour;
868,900 were against and 35,507 votes were informal.
Find out the dates daylight saving has been observed in NSW since World War I.
The rationale for daylight saving and for changes to the period of
daylight saving has been debated on a number of occasions in the NSW Parliament,
as a result of the introduction of proposed legislation.
Sunrise and sunset times are available from Geoscience Australia.
Information about public holidays and school holidays in NSW.