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Plan to make a difference in 2018! In winter 2018 the next step in our conservation legacy begins and we want you involved.

World Heritage

In 1982, The Lord Howe Island Group was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage property, in recognition of the global significance of the island’s beauty and biodiversity.


Located 600km from the nearest large landmass, Lord Howe is one of the “cleanest” places on earth, with no air or sea pollution or litter.

Museum and Visitor Centre

The architect-designed Lord Howe Island Museum, opened in 2002, has a range of innovative displays on the island’s World Heritage environment, community and history.


Lord Howe Island is administered by the Lord Howe Island Board, a NSW Statutory Authority established under the Lord Howe Island Act in 1953, which gives a high level of self-governance to the community.

History of LHI

Lord Howe Island was first discovered by Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, commander of the First Fleet ship, Supply, in 1788, while en route between Sydney Cove and the penal settlement of Norfolk Island.