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Published date: Friday, 5 October 2018

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For lovers of the outdoors, it’s time to rejoice with daylight saving beginning in NSW on Sunday. 

Attorney General Mark Speakman reminded NSW residents that clocks move forward by one hour at 2am this Sunday, 7 October 2018. 

“As the weather warms up, daylight saving provides people who work long hours an opportunity to enjoy more outdoor activities in the sun with family and friends,” Mr Speakman said. 

He encouraged the community to spread the word to ‘enlighten’ those around them about the time change. 

“While most digital devices will automatically update the time change, it’s a good idea to put forward manually-adjustable clocks by one hour before going to bed on Saturday night,” Mr Speakman said. 

NSW returns to standard time on Sunday, 7 April 2019 when daylight saving ends. 

Daylight saving was introduced for the first time during World War I to save fuel by cutting down on artificial lighting. It also operated during World War II for three periods, before being re-introduced in NSW in 1971.