Australia & New Zealand Start DST
Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts in New Zealand on September 26, 2021. In many parts of Australia, the clocks are set forward on October 3, 2021.
When Is the Time Change?
New Zealand: DST starts on September 26, 2021. In most locations, clocks are set forward 1 hour from 02:00 (2 am) to 03:00 (3 am), local time.
Australia: In the locations that observe the clock change, DST starts on October 3, 2021. Clocks are set forward 1 hour from 02:00 (2 am) to 03:00 (3 am), local time.
Australia's Clock Changes
In Australia, clocks are set forward in:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Norfolk Island (introduced in 2019)
No DST in Parts of Australia
New Zealand Clock Change
DST in New Zealand starts one week earlier than in Australia.
The Chatham Islands, in New Zealand's second time zone, are 45 minutes ahead of the two main islands, so clocks there are turned from 02:45 (2:45 am) to 03:45 (3:45 am) local time. The New Zealand dependency of Tokelau does not use DST.
Samoa Also Starts DST
Samoa starts DST on the same date as New Zealand, on September 26, 2021. Clocks are set forward from 03:00 (3 am) to 04:00 (4 am) local time.
American Samoa does not have clock changes.
When Does DST End Again?
In Australia, DST runs from the first Sunday in October to the first Sunday in April. New Zealand observes DST from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April.