Australian Daylight Savings Changes


From Nick:

Australia Eastern (New South Wales, Victoria, Australia Capital Territory and Tasmania) and Central (South Australia) time zones will extend daylight saving and also harmonise start and end times commencing April 2008. From April 2008, daylight saving will end on the first Sunday in April and recommence on the first Sunday in October in all states.

This change will affect Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Outlook and other Microsoft, third party and custom applications:

All Microsoft Windows PC, server and mobile devices in the affected time zones will need to be updated.

  • Microsoft Office Outlook calendars may need to be adjusted. Client and Server-based tools to automate this process are available from the Microsoft Download Centre.
  • Microsoft, third party and custom applications which schedule events at future dates should be reviewed to ensure they will operate correctly during the extended daylight saving period. Previously scheduled events may also need to be adjusted.
  • Microsoft recommends that all PC and server systems are updated regardless of location to ensure consistency of operation.

Microsoft Australia has created a web site at to assist customers and partners prepare for the upcoming changes in daylight saving. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your Microsoft representative or Microsoft Customer Service on 132058.