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Daylight saving

Move your clocks forward

Clocks forward

South Australians moved 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 South Australia's daylight saving period for 2016/17 will end. South Australians should move their clocks back from 3am to 2am.


In April 2009 daylight saving in South Australia was extended on an ongoing basis. Prior community consultation established that South Australians value the extra daylight hours for sport, recreation and spending time with family, in addition to the business and trade benefits supported by business groups.

Future daylight saving periods in South Australia

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