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How time is regulated in NSW

The regulation of time is a State Government responsibility. In New South Wales the Standard Time Act 1987 governs standard time and daylight saving. Changes to the period of daylight saving may be made by regulation.

Legislation to harmonise daylight saving in NSW with the south-astern states and the Australian Capital Territory was passed by the NSW Parliament on 23 October 2007.

Further information about time zones and daylight saving in other Australian states and territories is available on the australia.gov.au website.

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

Information about public holidays and school holidays in NSW.