• Kingfisher - Chelsea Scott Photography
  • Jetty - Chelsea Scott Photography
  • Masked Booby - Hank Bower
  • Silver Eye - Jack Shick
  • Blinky Beach - Kenny Lees
  • Looking South - Kenny Lees

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 continues to work with NSW Health, and other agencies to support the Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the latest information on the COVID-19:

The Board will distribute information relevant to LHI residents via regular ‘householder’ notices and on this website. Please contact the Board by phone on 02 6563 2066, or by email to administration@lhib.nsw.gov.au if you would like to receive householder notices by mail or email.

On 15 June 2020 the Minister for Health issued an revised Public Health Order for Lord Howe Island.

This order is in force until the beginning of the 3rd of August 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 (formal application and 14 days Quarantine required)

  • People required to provide, or support, health services and other essential services to persons on the island (formal application required, quarantine may not be required)

  • People required to provide services to the Island (formal application and 14 days Quarantine required)

The Order also allows for the Minister to grant an exemption to a person from compliance with the conditions of the Order. This includes requests to access Lord Howe Island on compassionate grounds.

In order 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

Applicants for people required to provide services and applicants seeking ministerial exemption should contact the Board Administration for advice on how to make an application.


1 July 2020
The NSW Government has eased the following restrictions from today 1 July 2020. There are... Read more
22 June 2020
A new Public Health Order for Lord Howe Island has been signed by the Minister for Health... Read more
22 June 2020
As you are aware due to COVID-19, a Public Health Order has been restricting access to... Read more