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Daylight Saving

On Sunday, 7 October 2018, South Australia's daylight saving period for 2018/19 will commence when clocks go forward one hour at 2.00 am.

Move your clocks forward

Daylight Saving 1

On Sunday, 7 October 2018, South Australia's daylight saving period for 2018/19 will begin when clocks are moved forward one hour at 2.00 am.

Move your clocks back

Daylight Saving 2

On Sunday, 7 April 2019, South Australia's daylight saving period for 2018/19 will end when clocks go back one hour at 3.00 am.

Future daylight saving periods in South Australia

2019/20 - 6 October 2019 to 5 April 2020

2020/21 - 4 October 2020 to 4 April 2021

2021/22 - 3 October 2021 to 3 April 2022

2022/23 - 2 October 2022 to 2 April 2023

History

In April 2009 daylight saving in South Australia was extended on an ongoing basis and is now observed from the first Sunday in October until the first Sunday in the following April. This aligns South Australia with the period of daylight saving observed in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. Extensive community consultation established that South Australians value the extra daylight hours in the warmer months for sport, recreation and spending time with family, in addition to the business and trade benefits supported by industry groups.

Laws

Daylight Saving Act 1971 (SA)

Daylight Saving Regulations 2009 (SA)