Administrator of Norfolk Island

Role of the Administrator

The Administrator of Norfolk Island is appointed by the Governor-General of Australia, and administers the Island as a Territory under the authority of the Commonwealth of Australia. The Administrator represents the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government, on Norfolk Island.

The Administrator is leading community engagement on the reforms on Norfolk Island to prepare Norfolk Island residents for the introduction of Commonwealth services from 1 July 2016. The Administrator is working closely with the Norfolk Island Advisory Council until the Norfolk Island Regional Council commences on 1 July 2016.

The Hon Gary Hardgrave was appointed Administrator of Norfolk Island on 1 July 2014.

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Government House

Photo: Mark Mohell—Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area, Norfolk Island (part of the World Heritage Listed Australian Convict Sites)Norfolk Island's historic Government House—built in 1829 and handsomely restored—is generally not open to the public. However, on a number of occasions each year, its formal rooms are open for the afternoon—12.00 pm to 3.30 pm—for public inspection.

This is to allow opportunities for people to visit and gain an appreciation of Government House's place in the rich history of Norfolk Island, as well as to raise funds for Norfolk Island's volunteer charity and service organisations.

The Government House Open Day program follows. Note, it is subject to the possibility that scheduled Open Days may be cancelled or changed at short notice because of operational requirements or bad weather.

20 January 2016 RSL Women's Auxilliary
10 February 2016 St Johns Ambulance
9 March 2016 Girl Guide Association
20 April 2016 Red Cross
11 May 2016 Care Norfolk Inc
15 June 2016 Norfolk Assists Those In Need
Time: 12.00 pm–3.30 pm
Location: Quality Row in Kingston


To contact the office of the Administrator, email: or phone: 22152 (Norfolk Island).

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Last Updated: 30 June, 2016