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Find out about daylight saving in NSW, and in other states and territories.
Daylight saving begins at 2am, Eastern Standard Time on Sunday 2 October 2022. Clocks will be put forward one hour.
Daylight saving ends at 3am, Eastern Daylight Saving Time on Sunday 2 April 2023. Clocks will be put back one hour.
Each year, daylight saving begins at 2am on the first Sunday in October and ends at 3am on the first Sunday in April.
Note that Lord Howe Island is an exception (clocks are put forward and back by 30 minutes).
NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and Norfolk Island all observe the same period of daylight saving.
Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Christmas Island or the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
08 Apr 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.