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Daylight saving in Tasmania

The clocks go back an hour
3am (daylight saving time), 1 April 2018

Daylight saving in Tasmania commences at 2 am on the first Sunday in October each year, and people should put their clocks forward by one hour at this time. It concludes at 3 am daylight saving time (2 am standard time) on the first Sunday in April the following year, at which time people should put their clocks back by one hour.

The period of daylight saving is prescribed by the Daylight Saving Regulations 2017, made under the Daylight Saving Act 2007. Since April 2008, daylight saving has 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.

Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory do not observe daylight saving.

For the daylight saving periods from 2017-18 to 2026-27, the start and finish dates for Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and South Australia are as follows:

Period

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

Finish Date
(3 am daylight saving time on the first Sunday in April)

2017-18

1 October 2017

1 April 2018

2018-19

7 October 2018

7 April 2019

2019-20

6 October 2019

5 April 2020

2020-21

4 October 2020

4 April 2021

2021-22

3 October 2021

3 April 2022

2022-23

2 October 2022

2 April 2023

2023-24

1 October 2023

7 April 2024

2024-25

6 October 2024

6 April 2025

2025-26

5 October 2025

5 April 2026

2026-27

4 October 2026

4 April 2027

Further information:

Policy Division

Phone: 03 6232 7550
Email: policy.admin@dpac.tas.gov.au

Intergovernmental Relations email contacts:

Treaties matters – scot@dpac.tas.gov.au

Commonwealth-State agreements and COAG-related matters – Tas.IGR@dpac.tas.gov.au

Inquiries – inquiries@dpac.tas.gov.au