Daylight savings begins this weekend – all of Australia’s time zone changes and how it will affect where you live
- Most Aussies will have their clocks put forward as daylight savings kicks in soon
- NSW, Victoria, SA, Tasmania, ACT and Norfolk Island will change their times
- They will lose one hour on Sunday at 2am while the rest of country will stay same
Daylight savings begins this weekend, with Australians in some states losing one hour as clocks are put forward.
The time will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday, October 2 for NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, ACT and Norfolk Island.
Daylight savings time will remain in force until the first Sunday in April, 2023 – when people will get an hour’s extra sleep as the clocks go back.
Each year the time changes for them on the first Sunday of October before these Aussies gain the hour back in April – which is often used as extra sleep time (pictured, stock picture)
The time will tick one hour forward at 2am on Sunday for New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT and Norfolk Island – a remote island in the Pacific Ocean
Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory remain on current time as they don’t follow daylight savings.
Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, remote Australian territories in the Indian Ocean, also opt out of daylight savings.
Clocks on digital devices will automatically go forward but regular ones will need to be manually changed.
NSW, Victoria and Tasmania will have the same time – Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) from October until April next year.
South Australia will observe the Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) and be half an hour behind the eastern seaboard states.
Queensland will be on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and one hour behind NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.
Western Australia stays on Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), three hours behind the daylight-saving states in the east.
The Northern Territory will sit on Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), putting it one-and-a-half hours behind NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.
Clocks on digital devices will automatically go forward but regular ones will need to be manually changed