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Time Zone in Norfolk Island

8:13:16 pm

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Territory: Norfolk Island

Country: Australia

Abbreviations: NF, NFK

Time Zones: 1

Dial Code: +672


Time Zone Currently Being Used in Norfolk Island

OffsetTime Zone Abbreviation & NameExample CityCurrent Time
UTC +11NFTNorfolk TimeKingstonTue, 8:13:16 pm

Norfolk Island's Time

Norfolk Island is a self-governing territory of Australia. It is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, 1677 kilometers (1042 miles) north-east of Sydney. The island has 1 standard time zone.

Norfolk Island observes Norfolk Time all year. There are no Daylight Saving Time clock changes.

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.

Norfolk Island
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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