The Lord Howe Island Board is a statutory body established under the provisions of the Lord Howe Island Act 1953 (the Act).
The Act establishes a seven member Board with an elected Islander majority (4), and sets out the Board's Charter and functions; establishes the Permanent Park Preserve; and provides for a property rights regime of perpetual leases which gives Islanders certain privileges.
The Board is charged with the care, control and management of the Island and its affairs and trade.
In the exercise and discharge of its powers, authorities, duties and functions the Board shall be subject in all respects (except in so far as it makes a report or recommendation) to the direction and control of the Minister administering the Act.
The Lord Howe Island Regulation 2014 gives effect to the Act, including but not limited to, Board elections, licensing of businesses, environment protection, sale and consumption of alcohol and the application to the Board of provisions under the Local Government Act 1993.