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When does daylight saving time start?

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Sunnier evenings are on the way. Photo: Getty
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Scratching your head about when daylight saving time kicks in? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

Thankfully, it’s not far away.

Lighter evenings are nearly here, with the 2016-2017 daylight saving period in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT beginning on Sunday October 2, 2016.

Clocks will go forward at 2am on October 2, meaning we will lose an hour of sleep.

But it’ll all be worth it when it’s still light and balmy at 9pm in the middle of summer.

Daylight saving time won’t end until Sunday April 2, 2017, for the applicable states, when clocks will go backwards one hour at 3am.

Smartphones should update the time automatically, but for clocks and some watches, you’ll need to make the alteration manually.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Queensland, Western Australia or the Northern Territory.

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