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Reminder of start of daylight saving

Norfolk Island residents and businesses are reminded to adjust their clocks forward one hour for the commencement of daylight saving at 2am tomorrow (Sunday, October 6).

This is the first year that Norfolk Island will observe and enjoy daylight saving time (DST), after the community decided to enable more hours of daylight in the evening for recreation, health and wellbeing, as well as more time for tourist activities.

Each year, from the first Sunday in October, clocks on Norfolk Island will need to be moved forward one hour and then back one hour on the first Sunday in April.

This period of DST will end at 2am on Sunday 5 April 2020.

Observing DST will also mean Norfolk Island remains one hour ahead of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory, and one hour behind New Zealand, all year round - providing the benefit of consistency for business and tourism with the mainland and New Zealand.

To ensure the successful implementation of DST, the Australian Government has worked with the Norfolk Island Regional Council, as well as stakeholders on and off Island, to ensure the community and businesses are well prepared for the change.
A fact sheet with further information is available at www.regional.gov.au/territories/norfolk_island/governance/daylight-savings.aspx

Eric Hutchinson
Administrator of Norfolk Island
October 2019