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Daylight saving starts on Sunday

Spring into October by putting your clocks forward an hour

Publication date: Friday, 29 September 2017

Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, 1 October, when clocks go forward by one hour at 2:00 am.

Many electronic devices, such as mobile phones, laptops and tablet devices will update to the new time automatically, but don't forget to adjust watches and analogue clocks to show the daylight saving time.

Daylight saving enables the community to make the most of natural light when the days are longer. In the days leading up to daylight saving, the sun rises at around 5:30 am when most people are asleep.

Attorney General Mark Speakman said that as the weather gets warmer, an extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day will enable families and friends to enjoy outdoor activities after work and school.

In NSW, daylight saving begins on the first Sunday in October and concludes on the first Sunday in April. 

The 2017-18 period of daylight saving will end on Sunday, 1 April 2018, when clocks will go back by one hour at 3:00 am.

The same period of daylight saving is observed in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, Western Australia or the Northern Territory.

Find out more about daylight saving, including daylight saving periods for future years and the history of daylight saving in NSW.

Above: Daylight saving time starts this Sunday, 1 October, when clocks go forward by one hour at 2:00 am.