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Does New South Wales observe Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time in New South Wales, Australia

On 27 June 2007 the Premier of New South Wales announced that legislation would be introduced to provide New South Wales residents with extra daylight saving.  The legislation was passed by Parliament on 23 October 2007.

Daylight saving for Australian summers begins at 2 am, Eastern Standard Time (Australia), on the first Sunday in October and ends at 3 am summer time on the first Sunday in April.

The decision to harmonise daylight saving across the south-eastern states and the ACT was made after careful consideration of the impact on both rural and urban communities.

The extended period will provide uniformity for business activities conducted across state lines and is consistent with the Council of Australian Governments' focus on reducing regulatory burdens on business.

NSW Daylight Saving Legislation

The regulation of time is a State Government responsibility and in New South Wales the Standard Time Act 1987 governs standard time and daylight saving. Changes to the period of daylight saving may be made by regulation.

NSW Standard Time

Standard time in New South Wales (known as Eastern Standard Time) is 10 hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time, except for Broken Hill and Lord Howe Island.

Standard time in Broken Hill (i.e. the County of Yancowinna) is 9 hours and 30 minutes in advance of GMT.

Standard time in Lord Howe Island is 10 hours and 30 minutes in advance of GMT.

Start and Finish of Daylight Saving in NSW

Australia Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am (AEST) on the first Sunday in October and ends at 2am (AEST) (which is 3am Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on the first Sunday in April.

History of Daylight Saving in NSW

Daylight saving operated nationally during World War I from 1 January 1917 to 25 March 1917 and during World War II for three summers, beginning on 1 January 1942.

Daylight saving was introduced again in this State on 31 October 1971 after the Standard Time Act 1971 was passed by the New South Wales Parliament.

A referendum held on 1 May 1976 submitted a proposal that daylight saving be adopted on a permanent basis. The ballot paper stated:

At present there is a period commonly called "daylight saving" by which time is advanced by one hour for the period commencing on the last Sunday in October in each year and ending on the first Sunday in March in the following year.

Past & Projected NSW Daylight Saving Dates

1971 - 2016

START DST FINISH DST

30 October 2016
25 October 2015
26 October 2014
27 October 2013
28 October 2012
30 October 2011
31 October 2010
25 October 2009
26 October 2008
28 October 2007
29 October 2006
30 October 2005
31 October 2004
26 October 2003
27 October 2002
28 October 2001
27 August 2000
31 October 1999
25 October 1998
26 October 1997
27 October 1996
29 October 1995
30 October 1994
31 October 1993
25 October 1992
27 October 1991
28 October 1990
29 October 1989
30 October 1988
25 October 1987
19 October 1986
27 October 1985
28 October 1984
30 October 1983
31 October 1982
25 October 1981
26 October 1980
28 October 1979
29 October 1978
30 October 1977
31 October 1976
26 October 1975
27 October 1974
28 October 1973
29 October 1972
31 October 1971












































26 March 2017
27 March 2016
29 March 2015
30 March 2014
31 March 2013
25 March 2012
27 March 2011
28 March 2010
29 March 2009
30 March 2008
25 March 2007
02 April 2006
27 March 2005
28 March 2004
30 March 2003
31 March 2002
25 March 2001
26 March 2000
28 March 1999
29 March 1998
30 March 1997
31 March 1996
05 March 1995
06 March 1994
07 March 1993
01 March 1992
03 March 1991
04 March 1990
19 March 1989
20 March 1988
15 March 1987
16 March 1986
03 March 1985
04 March 1984
06 March 1983
04 April 1982
01 March 1981
02 March 1980
04 March 1979
05 March 1978
06 March 1977
07 March 1976
02 March 1975
03 March 1974
04 March 1973
27 February 972












































DST Dates During World War II

DST START DST FINISH

03 October 1943
27 September 1942
01 January 1942

26 March 1944
28 March 1943
29 March 1942

DST Dates During World War I

DST START DST FINISH

01 January 1917

25 March 1917

Reference: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/crd.nsf/pages/time1

History of Daylight Savings Time in NSW: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/crd.nsf/pages/time2


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