|Current:||LHDT — Lord Howe Daylight Time|
|Next Change:||LHST — Lord Howe Standard Time|
|Current Offset:||UTC/GMT +11 hours|
|Difference:||16 hours ahead of Washington DC|
1904 Time Zones - Lord Howe Island
The graph above illustrates clock changes in Lord Howe Island during 1904.
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.
Time Changes in Lord Howe Island Over the Years
Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
|Year||Date & Time||Abbreviation||Time Change||Offset After|
|1900 — 1903||No changes, UTC +10 hours all of the period|
|1904||Fri, Jan 1 at 12:00 am||AEST → LHST||+0:30 hours (TZ change)||UTC+10:30h|
|1905 — 1916||No changes, UTC +10:30 hours all of the period|
|1917||Mon, Jan 1 at 12:01 am||LHST → LHDT||+1 hour (DST start)||UTC+11:30h|
|Sun, Mar 25 at 2:00 am||LHDT → LHST||-1 hour (DST end)||UTC+10:30h|
|1918 — 1924||No changes, UTC +10:30 hours all of the period|
|* All times are local Lord Howe Island time.|
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.