Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has urged the community to ready their clocks for the conclusion of daylight saving, which is set to end on Sunday 3 April.
Mr Saunders encouraged locals to use the extra time wisely, by undertaking essential household maintenance in preparation for the next 12 months.
“It’s only once a year that our community benefits from an extra hour in our busy schedules,” Mr Saunders said.
“I encourage households across the Dubbo, Mid-Western, Narromine and Wellington regions to use the time wisely by replacing batteries in smoke alarms, and inspecting heaters for damage before they boot up for the winter months.”
Daylight saving ends officially at 3am on Sunday, 3 April, when clocks go back an hour to 2am. Most internet connected devices will update automatically, but for manual clocks don’t forget to make the adjustment before turning in on Saturday.
“The return to standard time will enable early risers, morning joggers, dog walkers and shift workers to make the most of natural light as the days shorten with the change of season,” Attorney General Mark Speakman said.
Daylight saving starts on the first Sunday in October and finishes on the first Sunday in April.
Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT will also be resetting their clocks whether it is done manually or automatically.
There is no change to the time in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory where daylight saving time is not observed.
Daylight Saving Time is legislated in NSW under the Standard Time Act 1987 and applies to the whole of the state (with Broken Hill and Lord Howe Island in different time zones).