Daylight Saving Times

Implementation Dates of Daylight Saving Time within Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology does not have responsibility for managing Daylight Saving Time. This is a State responsibility and you should contact the relevant State Government authority (which can vary between States) for the latest information. The following table is provided for the benefit of climate data users, since the implementation of daylight saving time can have some effect on weather observations.

In all the cases listed in the table below the change to Daylight Saving Time took place at 0200 Local Standard Time on the day concerned, and from Daylight Saving Time to standard time at 0300.

Season State(s) and territories affected Starting date Finishing date
1916-17 Tas 1 Oct 1916 25 Mar 1917
1916-17 Australia (except Tas) 1 Jan 1917 25 Mar 1917
1917-18 Tas 28 Oct 1917 3 Mar 1918
1918-19 Tas 27 Oct 1918 2 Mar 1919
1941-42 Australia 1 Jan 1942 29 Mar 1942
1942-43 Australia 27 Sep 1942 28 Mar 1943
1943-44 Australia (except WA) 3 Oct 1943 26 Mar 1944
1967-68 Tas (except King Island) 1 Oct 1967 31 Mar 1968
1968-69 Tas (except King Island) 27 Oct 1968 9 Mar 1969
1969-70 Tas (except King Island) 26 Oct 1969 8 Mar 1970
1970-71 Tas (except King Island) 25 Oct 1970 14 Mar 1971
1971-72 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Qld 31 Oct 1971 27 Feb 1972
1972-73 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 29 Oct 1972 4 Mar 1973
1973-74 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 28 Oct 1973 3 Mar 1974
1974-75 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, WA 27 Oct 1974 2 Mar 1975
1975-76 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 26 Oct 1975 7 Mar 1976
1976-77 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 31 Oct 1976 6 Mar 1977
1977-78 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 30 Oct 1977 5 Mar 1978
1978-79 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 29 Oct 1978 4 Mar 1979
1979-80 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 28 Oct 1979 2 Mar 1980
1980-81 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 26 Oct 1980 1 Mar 1981
1981-82 Vic, ACT, SA
Tas
NSW
25 Oct 1981
25 Oct 1981
25 Oct 1981
7 Mar 1982
28 Mar 1982
4 Apr 1982
1982-83 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA
Tas
31 Oct 1982
31 Oct 1982
6 Mar 1983
27 Mar 1983
1983-84 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, WA 30 Oct 1983 4 Mar 1984
1984-85 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 28 Oct 1984 3 Mar 1985
1985-86 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA
Tas
27 Oct 1985
27 Oct 1985
16 Mar 1986
2 Mar 1986
1986-87 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 19 Oct 1986 15 Mar 1987
1987-88 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 25 Oct 1987 20 Mar 1988
1988-89 Vic, NSW, ACT, SA, Tas 30 Oct 1988 19 Mar 1989
1989-90 Vic, SA, Tas
NSW, ACT, Qld
29 Oct 1989
29 Oct 1989
18 Mar 1990
4 Mar 1990
1990-91 Tas
Vic, SA, NSW, ACT, Qld
28 Oct 1990
28 Oct 1990
31 Mar 1991
3 Mar 1991
1991-92 Vic, NSW, ACT, Qld
SA
Tas
WA
27 Oct 1991
27 Oct 1991
27 Oct 1991
17 Nov 1991
1 Mar 1992
22 Mar 1992
29 Mar 1992
1 Mar 1992
1992-93 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
4 Oct 1992
25 Oct 1992
28 Mar 1993
7 Mar 1993
1993-94 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW
SA
3 Oct 1993
31 Oct 1993
31 Oct 1993
27 Mar 1994
6 Mar 1994
20 Mar 1994
1994-95 Tas
NSW, ACT
Vic, SA
2 Oct 1994
30 Oct 1994
30 Oct 1994
26 Mar 1995
5 Mar 1995
26 Mar 1995
1995-96 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
1 Oct 1995
29 Oct 1995
31 Mar 1996
31 Mar 1996
1996-97 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
6 Oct 1996
27 Oct 1996
30 Mar 1997
30 Mar 1997
1997-98 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
5 Oct 1997
26 Oct 1997
29 Mar 1998
29 Mar 1998
1998-99 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
4 Oct 1998
25 Oct 1998
28 Mar 1999
28 Mar 1999
1999-2000 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
3 Oct 1999
31 Oct 1999
26 Mar 2000
26 Mar 2000
2000-01 Vic, ACT, NSW, Tas
SA
27/8/2000
29 Oct 2000
25 Mar 2001
25 Mar 2001
2001-02 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
7 Oct 2001
28 Oct 2001
31 Mar 2002
31 Mar 2002
2002-03 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
6 Oct 2002
27 Oct 2002
30 Mar 2003
30 Mar 2003
2003-04 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
5 Oct 2003
26 Oct 2003
28 Mar 2004
28 Mar 2004
2004-05 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
3 Oct 2004
31 Oct 2004
27 Mar 2005
27 Mar 2005
2005-06 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
2 Oct 2005
30 Oct 2005
2 Apr 2006
2 Apr 2006
2006-07 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
WA
1 Oct 2006
29 Oct 2006
3 Dec 2006
25 Mar 2007
25 Mar 2007
25 Mar 2007
2007-08 Tas
Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
WA
7 Oct 2007
28 Oct 2007
28 Oct 2007
6 Apr 2008
6 Apr 2008
30 Mar 2008
2008-09 Tas, Vic, ACT, NSW, SA
WA
5 Oct 2008
26 Oct 2008
5 Apr 2009
29 Mar 2009
2009-10 Tas, Vic, ACT, NSW, SA 4 Oct 2009 4 Apr 2010
2010-11 Tas, Vic, ACT, NSW, SA 3 Oct 2010 3 Apr 2011
2011-12 Tas, Vic, ACT, NSW, SA 2 Oct 2011 1 Apr 2012
2012-13 Tas, Vic, ACT, NSW, SA 7 Oct 2012 7 Apr 2013
2013-14 Tas, Vic, ACT, NSW, SA 6 Oct 2013 6 Apr 2014
2014-15 Tas, Vic, ACT, NSW, SA 5 Oct 2014 5 Apr 2015
2015-16 Tas, Vic, ACT, NSW, SA 4 Oct 2015 3 Apr 2016
2016-17 Tas, Vic, ACT, NSW, SA 2 Oct 2016 2 Apr 2017

Last modified 10 May 2017