New South Wales DST
Does New South Wales observe Daylight Saving Time?
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 Time in New South Wales, Australia
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
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30 October 2016
26 March 2017
DST Dates During World War II
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03 October 1943
26 March 1944
DST Dates During World War I
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01 January 1917
25 March 1917
History of Daylight Savings Time in NSW: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/crd.nsf/pages/time2