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Daylight saving in Tasmania

The clocks go forward
2am, 1 October

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 2 am 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 2008, 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 2013-14 to 2017-18, the start and finish dates for Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and South Australia are as follows:


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

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


6 October 2013

6 April 2014


5 October 2014

5 April 2015


4 October 2015

3 April 2016


2 October 2016

2 April 2017


1 October 2017

1 April 2018

 *2am is the start and finish time in Tasmania – times in other jurisdictions may vary

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