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All you need to know about daylight saving this weekend

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By Georgene Dilernia

The days are getting warmer in Australia, meaning daylight saving is upon us.

This weekend, on Sunday October 4th at 2am, all clocks in Australia will be put forward by one hour, excluding Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.

The transition to daylight saving means Sydney will set the clock eight hours ahead of Greece, however, with Greece’s Daylight Saving change coming on October 25th, the gap will soon be widened to eight hours.

What is currently the time differences between other major Australian cities and Greece?

Melbourne, Brisbane and Hobart are 7 hours ahead of Greece.

Adelaide and Darwin are 6 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greece.

Perth is 5 hours ahead of Greece.

What will the time differences be after October 25th, 2020 between other major Australia cities and Greece?

Melbourne and Hobart will be 9 hours ahead of Greece.

Brisbane will be 8 hours ahead of Greece.

Adelaide will be 8 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greece.

Darwin will be 7 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greece.

Perth will be 6 hours ahead of Greece.

When did Daylight Saving start in Australia?

Daylight Saving started in Australia, first adopted by Tasmania, in 1967. Not long after in 1971, New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia followed Tasmania’s lead and introduced Daylight Saving.

When did Daylight Saving start in Greece?

Daylight Saving first began in Greece in 1932, first implemented on July 7th, as citizens wanted more light to enjoy in the evening. They ended Daylight Saving on September 1st that same year, and continued to apply Daylight Saving twice a year after 1932.

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