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Daylight saving time starts this weekend in most states and territories (barring Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory), meaning we'll turn our clocks forward by one hour on Sunday morning. "Spring forward, fall back" is a good prompt to remember which way to wind. But what appears to be a simple procedure each spring and fall does not immediately change our body clock time.

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Tomorrow morning (April 1), Daylight Savings ends in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. For some reason, the obligatory clock readjustment tends to flummox otherwise intelligent people. Do you move the clock forward or backwards?? If you suffer from this embarrassing annual brain fart, here's an old adage that will help you to permanently remember.

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Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins at 2am on the first Sunday in October, when clocks are put forward one hour. It ends at 2am (which is 3am Daylight Saving Time) on the first Sunday in April, when clocks are put back one hour. This semiannual ritual shifts our rhythms and temporarily makes us groggy at times when we normally feel alert. Moreover, many are confused about why we do it all. (Spoiler: It has nothing to do with farming.)

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On April 3, Daylight Savings comes to an end in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. For some reason, the obligatory clock readjustment tends to flummox otherwise intelligent people. Do you move the clock forward or backwards?? If you suffer from this embarrassing annual brain fart, here's an old adage that will help you to permanently remember.

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Daylight saving ends in the majority of Australian states on Sunday April 1. At 3:00am, clocks will go back to 2:00am (and we'll enjoy an extra hour's sleep and the fact that flying to Queensland will be less onerous). Make sure you're prepared with this quick checklist.

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Daylight saving begins in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, the ACT and Tasmania this weekend: clocks go forward one hour at 2am on Sunday. If you've got an urgent appointment that morning, I'd suggest setting an old-fashioned alarm clock and not relying on your smartphone.

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At 3am on Sunday April 3, every state except Queensland, WA and the NT will end daylight saving for the year and clocks will go back an hour. No matter where you live, though, you should spend some time come Sunday morning checking that all your devices -- computers, phones, tablets, PVRs and anything else with a networked connection -- have the correct time.

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We'll be having a quieter than usual Monday because of the NSW long weekend. Readers everywhere in Australia except Queensland, the NT and WA should remember to check for the daylight saving change (2am Sunday clocks go forward to 3am) on any device you possess that has a clock. While up-to-date PCs and Macs shouldn't have a problem, phones, PVRs and even hotel room keys are less predictable. Avagoodweekend!

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Like most of the country, Lifehacker will be taking a long weekend over Easter -- US posts will continue to flow through but there'll be no local posts until Tuesday. If you're anywhere other than Queensland, WA or the NT, don't forget to adjust your clocks for daylight saving by going back an hour on Saturday night.

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This weekend sees the majority of the Australian population switch away from daylight saving and back onto "regular" time. Not forgetting to reset the clocks is a challenge everyone has to master, but the switch to or from daylight saving poses extra challenges for tech-laden travellers.

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Those Australian states which follow daylight savings have already made the switch, but Western Australia this year decided not to continue with a test of daylight saving. That might be good news for Perth curtains, but it means a bit of messing around with settings for Windows-using WA residents.