Time ‘springs forward’ this long weekend

Attorney General

This October long weekend marks the beginning of the great annual trade-off, when we all lose an hour of sleep in the morning but gain an hour of sunshine in the evening.

Attorney General Mark Speakman is reminding NSW residents that daylight saving officially begins on Sunday 2 October, when clocks are pushed forward an hour from 2am to 3am.

“While most electronic devices such as mobile phones and smart watches automatically update for daylight saving, manual clocks or watches still need to be wound forward an hour,” Mr Speakman said.

Mr Speakman urged everybody to take advantage of the extra hour of daylight each evening.

“Daylight saving is one of the great features of our summer and we shouldn’t let it go to waste,” Mr Speakman said.

“Have a barbecue in the park, take a walk along the beach, play a game of backyard cricket with the kids – the possibilities are endless.

“As we leave winter behind us, the extended daylight will be welcome – and hopefully, there’s more sunshine and less rain.”

Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT will also be resetting their clocks this Sunday, 2 October 2022. There is no change to the time in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, where daylight saving time is not observed.

Daylight Saving Time is legislated in NSW under the Standard Time Act 1987 and applies to the whole of the state (with some special circumstances for Broken Hill and Lord Howe Island).

Daylight saving will continue until the first Sunday in April, when clocks will be wound back an hour.

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