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28 August 2019, Norfolk Island, Australia - "Daylight saving on Norfolk Island", Australian Government, The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

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Norfolk Island Standard Time Amendment (Daylight Saving) Ordinance 2018


In October 2019, Norfolk Island will join New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory in observing Australian Daylight Saving Time (DST).

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.

It will be the first time DST is observed on Norfolk Island 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. Observing DST will also ensure that 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.

In 2017, the Norfolk Island Regional Council put a call out for the community's perspective on the introduction of Daylight Saving Time. Some 85 per cent of respondents strongly supported the observance of DST on Norfolk Island. The most common reason was to enable more hours of daylight in the evening for recreation, health and wellbeing, as well as more time for tourist activities.

Q: What date will DST begin?
A: Sunday 6 October 2019 at 2am - put clocks forward one hour.

Q: What date will DST end?
A: Sunday 5 April 2020 at 2am - turn clocks back one hour.

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