Australia & New Zealand Start DST
Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts in New Zealand on September 24, 2023. In Australia, some states set their clocks forward for the DST start on October 1, 2023.
When Is the Time Change?
New Zealand: DST starts on September 24, 2023. In most locations, clocks are set forward 1 hour from 02:00 (2:00 am) to 03:00 (3:00 am), local time.
Australia: In the locations that observe the clock change, DST starts on October 1, 2023. Clocks are set forward 1 hour from 02:00 (2:00 am) to 03:00 (3:00 am), local time.
Australia’s Clock Changes
In Australia, clocks are set forward in:
- Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
- New South Wales (NSW)
- South Australia (SA)
- Victoria (VIC)
- Tasmania (TAZ)
- Norfolk Island (introduced in 2019)
No DST in Parts of Australia
New Zealand Clock Change
DST in New Zealand starts one week earlier than in Australia.
The New Zealand dependency of Tokelau does not use DST.
No DST in Samoa or American Samoa
Samoa scrapped DST in 2021 and will remain on standard time.
Neighboring American Samoa does not have clock changes.
When Does DST End Again?
In Australia, DST runs from the first Sunday in October to the first Sunday in April. New Zealand observes DST from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April.