Australia & New Zealand End DST
People in New Zealand and parts of Australia will get an additional hour to enjoy when Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends on Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Clocks in most areas will be set back 1 hour to standard time from 03:00 (3 am) to 02:00 (2 am), local time on April 3, 2022.
Australia clock change in detail
New Zealand clock change in detail
Australia’s Clock Changes
In Australia, clocks will be turned back one hour in:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Norfolk Island (introduced in 2019)
On Lord Howe Island, situated in a rare half-hour time zone, clocks move back 30 minutes instead of one hour.
No DST in Parts of Australia
Northern and western parts of Australia do not use DST, so the clocks will not change in Queensland, the Northern Territory, or Western Australia.
The same is true in the Australian dependencies Christmas Island and Cocos Island.
New Zealand Ends DST
All of New Zealand uses DST. Clocks will be set back by one hour from 03:00 (3 am) to 02:00 (2 am), local time, on April 3, 2022.
The Chatham Islands, in New Zealand's second time zone, will change from 03:45 (3:45 am) to 02:45 (2:45 am), local time.
Tokelau, a New Zealand dependency, does not use DST.
Neighboring country Samoa decided to scrap DST in 2021.
When Will DST Start Again?
Daylight Saving Time in Australia runs from the first Sunday in October to the first Sunday in April each year. DST will start again on October 2, 2022.
In New Zealand, DST starts on September 25, 2022. Kiwis observe DST from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April.
DST starts in the US & Canada in 2022