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​Spring forward with daylight saving

Published date: Thursday, 3 October 2019

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Attorney General Mark Speakman today reminded NSW residents that daylight saving starts on Sunday, 6 October at 2am.

“Most electronic devices automatically update to daylight saving time, but anyone with a manual clock or watch should wind it forward by one hour before going to bed on Saturday night,” Mr Speakman said.

Daylight saving is held from the first Sunday in October until the first Sunday in April in all Australian states and territories, except Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory where daylight saving is not observed.

Daylight saving first operated in Australia in World War I from 1 January to 25 March 1917. It resumed during World War II for three summers beginning on 1 January 1942 before it was re-introduced in NSW in 1971. It has continued until the present day.

For more information about daylight saving in NSW, visit www.justice.nsw.gov.au