Time Zone Currently Being Used in Norfolk Island
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Example City||Current Time|
|UTC +11||NFT||Norfolk Time||Kingston||Wed, 11:57:01 am|
Norfolk Island's Time
Time Zone History of Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island standardized its time in 1901 to 11 hours and 12 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), then the world's time standard. Before then, the island used solar mean time, based on its longitude. In 1951, to get in line with the global standard, clocks on the island were turned forward by 18 minutes to UTC+11:30.
However, as the 30 minute time zone caused technical issuesand on October 4, 2015, the government decided to set the clocks back 30 minutes to UTC+11 to line up with the mainland. The island now has the same time as Canberra, Melbourne, and Hobart when DST is in force there. During the rest of the year, it is 1 hour ahead.
The time zone on Norfolk Island is defined in the Standard Time and Daylight Saving Act 1974 and governed by the Minister for Community Services and Tourism. Apart from a period from 1974 to 1975, the island has not observed DST.