Entering Australia via Lord Howe Island
Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, all international aircraft, vessels, and goods become subject to biosecurity control when they enter Australia. Under biosecurity control, you can only enter Australia at ports that are first points of entry (FPOE).
Lord Howe Island is not a First Point of Entry
Aircraft and vessels visiting Lord Howe Island from international departure points (including Norfolk Island) require approval from the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for entry to Australia at a Non-First Point of Entry (under the Biosecurity Act 2015).
More about non-first-point-of-entry from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Request to land an aircraft or unload goods at a place not determined to be a point of entry in Australian territory
- First points of entry for vessels
- Non-First Points of Entry
Requirements for international arrivals
It is also a requirement that Border Force processes are followed for international arrivals:
- Australian Border Force points of entry
- Requirements for aircraft entering and departing Australia
- Requirements for vessels entering and leaving by sea
Proof of FPOE and Border Force approvals for international arrivals must be provided to the Lord Howe Island Board before approval will be granted for entry to Lord Howe Island.
For further information regarding Border Force requirements please contact:
Rachael McFadyen, Australian Border Force Officer. Phone: (02) 6563 2481