It’s almost that time of year again when the clocks change and panic sets in that you’ve somehow slept in.
Those in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, ACT and Tasmania should be sure to mark down October 7 on their calendars – the beginning of Daylight Saving Time.
On Sunday morning at 2am clocks will go forward one hour.
While the change may cut short the Sunday morning sleep-in by an hour, it is sure to be welcomed by those who are ready to make the most of the extra daylight at the end of the day.
For Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia residents, who do not adopt daylight savings, it is business as usual.
Daylight Saving Time will change back in exactly six months on April 7.
Queensland rules out daylight savings push
Queensland’s premier last month categorically ruled out any move to introduce daylight saving, saying she doesn’t want to “divide the state”.
The perennial issue has been reignited with an opinion poll on in the Courier-Mail showing 55 per cent of Queenslanders surveyed supported the introduction of daylight saving, with 41 per cent opposed to the move and 4 per cent undecided.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said those numbers suggested there wasn’t enough support to alienating rural Queenslanders who are mostly opposed to daylight saving.
“There are very strong views on daylight saving – people in the southeast are generally more in favour, those who live out in western and regional Queensland are against,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“I am uniting Queensland, I am not going to divide Queensland.”