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Daylight saving

Move your clocks forward

Clocks forward

South Australians should move their clocks forward from 2am to 3am on Sunday, 2 October 2016. The start of this daylight saving period keeps South Australia aligned with time changes in other Australian states.



Clocks back

On Sunday, 2 April 2017 at 3am South Australia's daylight saving period for 2016/17 will end.


Extended daylight saving

Following the April 2009 decision by the Government, the daylight saving period in South Australia commences on the first Sunday in October each year until the first Sunday in April of the following year, on an ongoing basis.

For further details see Dates set for SA's ongoing daylight saving - 28 April 2009 (PDF 86kb) released by the Minister for Industrial Relations.

Daylight saving periods in South Australia

2017/18 - 1 October 2017 to 1 April 2018
2018/19 - 7 October 2018 to 7 April 2019