During Daylight Saving Time (DST) the clocks on Lord Howe Island are set forward 30 minutes, not the normal whole hour, from UTC+10:30 to UTC+11. DST starts on the first Sunday of October and ends the first Sunday of April, the same as mainland Australia.
Daylight Saving Time in Other Years
DST changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
Lord Howe Island started using DST in 1971 at the same time as New South Wales. The clock was moved forward by a full hour according to the Standard Time Act 1971. In 1985, a governor’s order stated that DST on Lord Howe Island would be 30 minutes ahead of Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), putting it on the same local time as NSW during the DST period.