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11:21:44 pm LHST

Monday, July 24, 2017

Current: LHST
 Lord Howe Standard Time

Next Change: LHDT
 Lord Howe Daylight Time

Current Offset: UTC/GMT +10:30 hours

Difference: 14:30 hours ahead of Washington DC

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2017 Time Zones - Lord Howe Island

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The graph above illustrates clock changes in Lord Howe Island during 2017.

Note that Lord Howe Island uses a special half-hour time zone.

Lord Howe Island's Time

Lord Howe Island observes Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) which is 10 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) during standard time. During the Daylight Saving Time (DST) period, they use Lord Howe Daylight Time (LHDT) with a UTC offset of +11.

The island is part of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) and is located about 781 kilometers (486 miles) northeast of Sydney.

Time Changes in Lord Howe Island Over the Years

Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.

YearDate & TimeAbbreviationTime ChangeOffset After
2016Sun, Apr 3 at 2:00 amLHDTLHST-0:30 hours (DST end)UTC+10:30h
 Sun, Oct 2 at 2:00 amLHSTLHDT+0:30 hours (DST start)UTC+11h
2017Sun, Apr 2 at 2:00 amLHDTLHST-0:30 hours (DST end)UTC+10:30h
 Sun, Oct 1 at 2:00 amLHSTLHDT+0:30 hours (DST start)UTC+11h
2018Sun, Apr 1 at 2:00 amLHDTLHST-0:30 hours (DST end)UTC+10:30h
 Sun, Oct 7 at 2:00 amLHSTLHDT+0:30 hours (DST start)UTC+11h
2019Sun, Apr 7 at 2:00 amLHDTLHST-0:30 hours (DST end)UTC+10:30h
 Sun, Oct 6 at 2:00 amLHSTLHDT+0:30 hours (DST start)UTC+11h
2020Sun, Apr 5 at 2:00 amLHDTLHST-0:30 hours (DST end)UTC+10:30h
 Sun, Oct 4 at 2:00 amLHSTLHDT+0:30 hours (DST start)UTC+11h
* All times are local Lord Howe Island time. Next time change is highlighted.

Time Zone History - Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island's time was officially set to UTC+10:30 in the Standard Time Act of 1971 in NSW legislature. Sources indicate, however, that the island’s practice of maintaining a 30-minute difference with mainland New South Wales started as early as in 1904.

DST was introduced in 1971. Since the island is a part of NSW, its DST history is the same as the mainland state. Today, it is the NSW Standard Time Act 1987 that controls the time in NSW and Lord Howe Island.

30-minute offsets from UTC are not that common, but there are several in Australia.

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Monday, July 24, 2017