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Issued: Monday 27 March 2017
NSW Justice is reminding residents to wind their clocks back by one hour when daylight saving ends at 3am this Sunday 2 April.
While we will say goodbye to longer daylight hours, there will be lighter mornings to look forward to.
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 was introduced for the first time during World War I from 1 January to 25 March 1917. It also operated during World War II for three summers beginning on 1 January 1942 before being re-introduced in NSW in 1971.
The Department of Justice is responsible for daylight saving in NSW. Find out more about daylight saving in NSW.