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  • Jetty - Chelsea Scott Photography
  • Masked Booby - Hank Bower
  • Silver Eye - Jack Shick
  • Blinky Beach - Kenny Lees
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Welcome to the Lord Howe Island Board

The Lord Howe Island Board is a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Lord Howe Island Act 1953. The Board is responsible to the NSW Minister for the Environment and comprises four Islanders elected by the local community and three members appointed by the Minister. It is charged with the care, control and management of the Island and the affairs and trade of the Island.

The Lord Howe Island Board is part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment cluster, which is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.

Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Lord Howe Island Board is working with NSW Health, and other agencies to support the Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the latest information on the COVID-19:

On 27 August 2020 the Minister for Health issued a revised Public Health Order for Lord Howe Island. This order is in force until the beginning of the 28 November 2020.

The Order restricts access to and from Lord Howe Island which is declared to be a public health risk area.

The Order permits access for the following persons to Lord Howe Island:

  • Residents of Lord Howe Island
  • People required to provide, or support, health services and other essential services to persons on the island
  • People required to provide services to the Island

NSW health have published guidelines for people undertaking self-isolation on Lord Howe Island.

The Order also allows for the Minister to grant an exemption to a person from compliance with the conditions of the Order.

When seeking to access Lord Howe Island an application form must be submitted to the Board and approval granted by the Board or by the Minister.

Returning residents should use this form:

Request to access Lord Howe Island - Residents PDF 139 KB

Persons seeking access to provide services to person on the island (i.e. short term staff)

Request to Access Lord Howe Island – Provide services PDF 314 KB

Note that all persons accessing LHI are required to undertake 14 days quarantine unless an exemption is granted by the Minister for Health or they are approved as an Essential Service. Applicants seeking ministerial exemption should contact the Board Administration for advice on how to make an application.


24 September 2020
Newsletter - Biosecurity Update - September 2020 3 MB
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