• 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, improvement and management of the Island and its affairs and trade, and for the care and welfare of residents.

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

Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the latest information on the COVID-19:

People travelling to Lord Howe Island are strongly encouraged to undertake Rapid Antigen Testing before departing. Should you test positive or have COVID symptoms, please delay your travel to a time when you can fully enjoy your Island experience. Medical facilities on the island are limited, and self-isolation is challenging without many of the home-delivery services you may be accustomed to on the mainland.

Visitors and residents are reminded to follow all COVID Safety Plans when visiting local businesses and Board facilities, and follow all COVID safe recommendations, ie.

  • Practice good hand hygiene
  • Maintain 1.5m social distancing.
  • Wear a mask if you are unable to maintain 1.5m social distancing

If you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough

Please call the Gower Wilson Memorial Hospital on 6563 2000. Please do not go to the hospital.

If you believe there is a business or persons who are breaching a COVID Safety Plan or government recommendations please contact the police on 6563 2199.


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The Lord Howe Island Board will meet on Friday 13 May 2022. The Open Session meeting will... Read more