An extra hour of sleep as daylight saving ends

Nyibol Gatluak |

Clocks in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT will go forward one hour on Sunday.
Clocks in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT will go forward one hour on Sunday.

People around much of the country will welcome an extra hour of shut-eye as daylight saving comes to an end.

Clocks in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT will go forward one hour at 3am on Sunday.

Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart will be in synch with Brisbane again, 30 minutes ahead of Darwin and two hours ahead of Perth.

People in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory won’t be affected by the change and their clocks will remain the same.

A survey of 1103 people in late 2023 by the University of Queensland and released on Wednesday found that 80 per cent of respondents nationwide were in favour of daylight saving.

Those in states with daylight saving are more likely to support it than those without.

Daylight saving supporters were usually younger than those against.

The research was commissioned by WA independent MP Wilson Tucker, who ran on a pro-daylight saving platform.

The survey found 64 per cent of WA respondents were in favour of daylight saving.

However, the state has had four votes on the matter with each returning a ‘no’ result.

Daylight saving will resume on the first Sunday of October.

AAP