Daylight saving time starts next weekend in NSW, VIC, SA TAS and ACT


When will the clocks move forward in 2019 in Australia?

Daylight saving time starts on October 6 in 2019, which means that at 02:00 clock clocks are turned for one hour to 3:00 AM. Daylight saving time usually starts on the first Sunday in October.

On this day, sunrise and sunset will be an hour later and & # 39; there will be more light as Australia prepares for the summer.

When do the clocks change in New Zealand?

Because the whole of New Zealand is in the same time zone, DST usually starts a week earlier, but ends in Australia at the same time.

In 2019, summer time in New Zealand starts on September 29.


What is summer time (DST)?

Australia is divided into three time zones known as Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) and Australian Western Standard Time (AWST).

In Australia, summer time is when clocks move forward by an hour in winter and back by one hour in summer.

When was it first introduced?

Germany was the first country to adopt DST in 1916 as a way to reduce fuel consumption during the war and after success it was taken over by other countries. It was used again during the Second World War.

Tasmania was the first to implement daylight saving time in 1968 and other states did the same in 1971. Queensland stopped participating in 1971.

Five years later, a referendum was held in NSW asking whether DST should be adopted permanently, but the majority voted in favor of moving the clocks back and forth.


Which states do not participate in summer time?

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

It is not used in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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