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Daylight Saving


Clocks back

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

Clocks forward

On Sunday, 2 October 2016 at 2am South Australia's daylight saving period for 2016/17 will begin.

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

2016/17 - 2 October 2016 to 2 April 2017
2017/18 - 1 October 2017 to 1 April 2018