Home > Time Zones > Time Zone News > Australia & NZ end DST

Sunday, April 7, 2013: Australia and New Zealand end DST

RSS

Published 6-Mar-2013

Australia and New Zealand will end their Daylight Saving Time (DST) period on Sunday, April 7, 2013. In most areas, clocks will be turned back 1 hour from 3am (03:00) to 2am (02:00) local time. Some parts of Australia do not observe DST.

Illustration image
Time Zones in Australia and New Zealand: The orange and yellow striped areas will end DST on
April 7, 2013. Blue stripes indicate areas with odd UTC offsets (no DST).

U.S. & Canada start DST March 10

Europe starts DST March 31

Affected areas

In Australia, DST is only observed in the south-eastern states. Clocks will be turned back in the following areas:

About time in Lord Howe Island

All parts of New Zealand observe DST, including the 3 major cities:

Clocks on the Chatham Islands, which represent New Zealand's second time zone, will be turned back by 1 hour from 3:45am (03:45) to 2:45am (02:45) local time.

DST dates Worldwide - first half of 2013

DST dates Worldwide - second half of 2013

No DST switch in parts of Australia

The northern and western parts of Australia do not observe DST, so the clocks will not change in the following areas:

Do they observe DST at the South Pole?

When will DST start again?

Australia will switch back to DST on October 6, 2013. The Daylight Saving Time schedule there runs from the first Sunday in October to the first Sunday in April each year.

In New Zealand, clocks will be advanced to New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) on September 29, 2013. DST is observed there from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April.

In this Article

Advertising

Time zones worldwide

You might also like

GMT or BST in the UK?

The UK is not on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) all year. During Daylight Saving Time the correct time zone is British Summer Time (BST). more

Autumn in the city park with clock.

Spring forward or fall back?

Which way do the clocks go? "Spring forward or fall back" is just one way to remember which way set the clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST). more

No DST in most of Arizona

Arizona is an exception to the rule when it comes to daylight saving time in the United States. Most parts of the state, except the Navajo Nation community, observe Mountain Standard Time (MST) all year long. more

The Daylight Saving Time Debate

DST has become a political issue, while others debate whether setting the clocks one hour ahead in the spring has the intended effect of conserving energy or reducing road accidents. more