Businesses across Australia are being reminded that October marks the start of daylight saving time, with implications for residents observing summer time as well as firms trading across state borders.
From 2am this Sunday (6 October), clocks will go forward by one hour in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT. Norfolk Island will also make the change to summer time.
It means that Australia will move from three time zones to five, given that Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia do not observe daylight saving time.
The Australian territories of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Island do not observe it either.
For many businesses across the country, the change will not be fully noticed until Tuesday (8 October), given that a public holiday is being observed across NSW, South Australia and the ACT (for Labour Day) and Queensland (for the Queen’s Birthday) on Monday, 7 October.
Adam Zuchetti is the editor of My Business, and has steered the publication’s editorial direction since early 2016.