Eric Ripper

Eric Ripper

Deputy Premier; Treasurer; Minister for State Development

    Western Australians reminded to wind their clocks forward

    24/10/2007 3:49 PM

    Deputy Premier Eric Ripper today reminded Western Australians that the second period of daylight saving would start this Sunday (October 28) at 2am.

    Mr Ripper encouraged Western Australians to put their clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

    He said the second daylight saving trial would end on March 30 next year.

    “The daylight saving trial will continue for one more summer, with a referendum to be held no earlier than May 10 and no later than September 13, 2009,” the Deputy Premier said.

    Daylight saving brings WA in line with most of the other Australian States and Territories and about 70 other countries around the world.

    Mr Ripper said he was disappointed that calls for an early referendum had been made as some politicians wavered.

    “Both houses of parliament, in a free vote, decided on a three-year trial for a good reason - we need more than a shortened trial to make a proper assessment,” he said.

    “We are not even halfway through and there have already been attempts at tinkering with the trial period. We need to give it a fair go.”

    The Deputy Premier said supporters and opponents would be given a chance to have a final say on daylight saving when the referendum was held in 2009.

    For more information on daylight saving, visit the State Government website at

    Deputy Premier's office - 9222 8788