Daylight Saving Time in Australia 2013

 

NSW (New South Wales) & the ACT (Australian Capital Territory)


NSW Daylight Saving Ends Sunday 7 April 2013, at 3:00 am summer time when clocks are put back one hour.

NSW & ACT Daylight Saving Starts Sunday 6 October 2013, at 2:00 am when clocks were put forward one hour.


NSW Daylight Saving Phone Info:

  • For 24 hour recorded message call : (02) 8688 7966
  • For all other related queries call : (02) 8688 7586

VIC (Victoria)

Victoria's period of daylight saving ends on Sunday 7 April 2013. At 3:00am move clocks backward one hour to 2:00am.

Victoria's period of daylight saving starts at 2:00am on Sunday 6 October 2013. At 2:00am move clocks forward one hour to 3:00am.


 

 

QLD (Queensland)

Daylight Saving Time is not observed in QLD

 

WA (Western Australia)

Daylight Saving Time is not observed in W.A. (A 3 year trial was conducted between 2006 and 2009 but it was not continued)

 

TAS (Tasmania)

Tasmania's period of daylight saving ends on Sunday 7 April 2013. At 3:00am move clocks backward one hour to 2:00am.

Tasmania's period of daylight saving starts at 2:00am on Sunday 6 October 2013. At 2:00am move clocks forward one hour to 3:00am.


 

NT (Northern Territory)

Daylight Saving Time is not observed in the N.T.

 

SA (South Australia) + Broken Hill

South Australia's period of daylight saving ended on Sunday 7 April 2013. At 3:00am move clocks backward one hour to 2:00am.

South Australia's period of daylight saving will start at 2:00am on Sunday 6 October 2013. At 2:00am move clocks forward one hour to 3:00am.


SA and the NSW town of Broken Hill move from ACST to Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT), and clocks are advanced to UTC +10 ½.

 



From April 2008, Daylight Saving dates have been synchronised across Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and South Australia, although South Australia remains half an hour behind throughout the year due to the observance of Australian Central Standard Time. Daylight saving time commences at 2am (AEST) on the first Sunday in October and ending at 2am AEST (3am DST) on the first Sunday in April.

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Put clocks FORWARD at the START of daylight saving at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in October

Mnemonic: "Spring Forward"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Put clocks BACK at the END of daylight saving at 3 a.m. on the first Sunday in April

Mnemonic: "Fall Back"

Daylight Saving Time Dates for Australia

Period

Start Date (2 am on the first Sunday in October)

Finish Date (2 am on the first Sunday in April)

2008-09

5 October 2008

5 April 2009

2009-10

4 October 2009

4 April 2010

2010-11

3 October 2010

3 April 2011

2011-12

2 October 2011

1 April 2012

2012-13

7 October 2012

7 April 2013

2013-14

6 October 2013

6 April 2014

2014-15

5 October 2014

5 April 2015

2015-16

4 October 2015

3 April 2016


 

 

UTC offsets for DST (where observed) are:

  • AEST becomes Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). Clocks are advanced to UTC +11 (put forward one hour).
  • ACST becomes Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT). Clocks are advanced to UTC +10 ½ (put forward one hour).
  • AWST becomes Australian Western Daylight Time (AWDT). Clocks are advanced to UTC +9 (put forward one hour).

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