Clocks for Aussies in several states are about to change, with daylight saving beginning on Sunday, October 1.
Those in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, South Australia the ACT are set for some extra evening sunshine as the warmer months draw near.
In those five states and territories clocks will need to be moved forward by one hour from 1.59am, meaning the 2am hour will be skipped altogether.
While these Aussies technically lose an hour of their day, they will get it back when daylight saving ends on Sunday, April 7, 2024.
Daylight saving time zones
NSW, the ACT, Victoria and Tasmania will move forward one hour and will be on Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).
SA will move forward by an hour and will be on Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT).
Norfolk Island will move forward by two hours and will be on Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NFDT).
Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia do not have daylight saving and people in those states do not need to change their clocks at all.
Their respective time zones are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), and Australian Western Standard Time (AWST).
Christmas Island and the Cocos (or Keeling) Islands also do not observe daylight saving.
What will the time differences be across the country?
From the first day of October until the first Sunday of April, the Australian mainland will simultaneously experience five different time zones.
During this period, NSW, Victoria, ACT and Tasmania will all be in the same time zone, AEDT.
Queensland will be one hour behind the eastern states on AEST, while SA will be 30 minutes behind on ACDT.
The NT will be an hour and a half behind the eastern states on ACST, while WA will be three hours behind on AWST.
For example, if it was 2pm in Queensland during daylight saving, it would be 3pm in NSW, the ACT, Victoria and Tasmania, 2.30pm in SA, 1.30pm in the NT, 12pm in WA and 4pm in Norfolk Island.
What do I need to do?
Most clocks or devices with clocks that are linked to technology, such as phones and computers, will automatically adjust to the correct daylight saving time overnight on October 1.
Analog clocks and older technology, however, such as on ovens and microwaves, may need to have their time adjusted manually.