People in New Zealand and parts of Australia will get an additional hour of sleep as the Daylight Saving Time (DST) period draws to a close on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Clocks in most areas will be set back by one hour at 3:00 a.m. (03:00) to 2:00 a.m. (02:00) local time.
Despite an ongoing debate about the introduction of seasonal time change in south-east Queensland, there have been no changes in DST legislation in Australia lately. DST is still only observed in the country's south-eastern states. Clocks will be turned back in the following areas:
- Australian Capital Territory (e.g. Canberra)
- New South Wales (e.g. Sydney)
- South Australia (e.g. Adelaide)
- Tasmania (e.g. Hobart)
- Victoria (e.g. Melbourne)
- Lord Howe Island – clocks move back by 30 minutes instead of 1 hour.
All parts of New Zealand observe DST, including the 3 major cities:
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:
When will DST start again?
Australia will switch back to DST on October 5, 2014 (see details). The Daylight Saving Time schedule there runs from the first Sunday in October to the first Sunday in April each year.