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Australia and NZ's daylight saving ends April 1

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Published 1-Mar-2012

On Sunday, April 1, 2012, most Australians and New Zealanders will move their clocks back from 3am to 2am to end daylight saving time (DST).

Melbourne skyline at sunset under a beautiful mauve sky.

Many Australian cities, such as Melbourne, will end DST on April 1, 2012.

©iStockphoto.com/Linda & Colin McKie

US & Canada start DST Sunday, March 11
Europe starts DST Sunday, March 25

Where do the clocks turn?

Parts of Australia that will end DST are:

Cities in New Zealand that will be affected by the clock change include:

Where don't they change?

Queensland, the Northern Territory, and Western Australia do not observe DST, and the clocks will not change.

DST dates Worldwide - first half of 2012
DST dates Worldwide - second half of 2012

When clocks spring forward again

In New Zealand, DST starts again on Sunday, September 30, 2012, and in Australia, DST starts a week later on Sunday, October 7.  The clocks will move 1 hour forward from 2am (02:00) to 3am (03:00).

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