Daylight Saving-Why do we need it?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) means moving your clocks forward one hour during the warmer months of the year. In Australia, Daylight saving is observed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory.

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on the first Sunday in October and ends at 2am (which is 3am Daylight Saving Time) on the first Sunday in April. At the end of DST you move your clocks back an hour.

Daylight saving is a way of making better use of daylight in the evenings when we havwe long summer days and then put them back in winter and the daylight is shorter. Many people believe that DST could be linked to fewer road accidents and injuries. The extra hour of daylight in the evening is said to give children more social time and can boost the tourism industry because it increases the amount of outdoor activies. It is also used to save energy and reduce artificial light needed during the evening hours.