Daylight Saving Time in Australia Starts Again in October
Time flies so fast because sooner or later, Australia will change its clocks again. Daylight Saving Time is almost felt in the country as soon as the first day in September starts. This is because the biannual tradition will start precisely on October 3, 2021, at two o'clock in the morning. All Australian states will forward their time one hour, except for Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland.
For visitors who are new to Australia and are not used to the country's time zone, you don't need to worry about changing your clocks if you are using smartphones and smartwatches. This is because most of these devices automatically adjust the time. If not, and you want to ensure you have the correct time, you have to change the time on your watches and clocks manually. Make sure to do this on Sunday, October 3, from 2:00, am to 3:00 am.
Locals who are used to the twice-a-year tradition surely know what to do during the Daylight Saving Time season. But for those who are not, it is essential to understand that DST will affect the sunrise and sunset of the country. Suppose you wake up early to watch the sunrise, it will be about one hour later on October 3 compared to the day before.
When Daylight Saving Time in Australia starts, residents can expect more light in the evening. But this will not be experienced in Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Christmas Island, and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. This is because they don't observe Daylight Saving Time. Therefore, they don't have to change their clocks in October.