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Daylight Savings Starts October 4th

Daylight Savings

Daylight saving will begin at 2am on Sunday 4 October 2020 when clocks go forward one hour.

Daylight saving in NSW begins at 2am, Eastern Standard Time, on the first Sunday in October and ends at 3am Eastern Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in April.

That means clocks must be put forward by one hour, at 2am on Sunday, in all states except for Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.

While many clocks on phones and smart watches will change automatically, manual clocks will need to be altered.

Daylight saving is observed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and Norfolk Island.

Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Christmas Island or the Cocos (Keeling) Islands don’t do daylight saving, so their time won’t change.

Are we gaining or losing an hour?

Australian states which do daylight saving will lose an hour, as the clock jumps forward on the first Sunday in October.

The clocks go back an hour when it ends on the first Sunday in April.

Daylight saving

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of advancing clocks one hour during the warmer months of the year. In Australia, Daylight saving is observed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and Norfolk Island.

Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Christmas Island or the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on the first Sunday in October, when clocks are put forward one hour. It ends at 2am (which is 3am Daylight Saving Time) on the first Sunday in April, when clocks are put back one hour.

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