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—1.00 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 is subject to the possibility that scheduled Open Days may be cancelled or changed at short notice because of operational requirements or bad weather such as when it is wet or windy. Visitors must be advised of this fact.

The Government House Open Day Program will be reviewed at the end of the 2017-2018 financial year.

The program for community organisations which will benefit from the entry charge of $15 per adult (children under 15 years of age, and accompanied by an adult, are free) is as follows:-.

Wednesday 17 August 2016 Care Norfolk (rescheduled from May 2016)
Wednesday 14 September 2016 Blue Light Foundation
Wednesday 26th October 2016 NI Quota Club
Wednesday 9th November 2016 RSL Ladies Auxiliary
Wednesday 7th December 2016 NI Hospital Auxiliary
Wednesday 11th January 2017 NI Christian Youth Ministry
Wednesday 15th February 2017 Royal A & H Society
Wednesday 8th March 2017 Banyan Park Playcentre
Wednesday 19th April 2017 Red Cross
Wednesday 17th May 2017 Care Norfolk
Wednesday 7th June 2017 St Johns Ambulance
Time: 1.00 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: 19 September, 2016