23 September 2021

COVID-19 Restrictions

New South Wales/Victoria
Only returning residents and essential workers from NSW and Victoria will be allowed to enter the island and will be subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

South Australia/ Queensland
Travel restrictions for those travelling to Norfolk Island from South Australia have now been removed
Travel restrictions for those travelling to Norfolk Island from Queensland have been removed.

NIHRACS continue their vaccination program on the Island. Vaccinations remain an important aspect of the current COVID-19 pandemic and people can contact NIHRACS and consider their vaccination program. Please be aware that if you wait until after the 9th September 2021, you may miss out.

National Parks
Norfolk Island has a number of different parks open for the use and enjoyment of residents and visitors to the Island. The day to day running of these parks is administered by the Norfolk Island National Park.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations have specific offences in relation to the parks on Norfolk Island.

The taking of native or non-native species from the National Park is an offence and can attract significant fines.

Norfolk Island Police have the ability to issues fines of $1100 for offences relating to the removal of plants from the Parks on Norfolk Island.

“Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos”

Police continue to receive complaints in relation to road users on the Island. The speed limit on the Island is 50 km per hour and is limited further to 40km/h in the Burnt Pine area.

A 30km/h limit also applies in areas around Kingston and during specific times around the Norfolk Island Central School.

The Norfolk Island Traffic Act (2007), authorises Police to impound a vehicle that they consider is driven by a person:
• recklessly, negligently or in a dangerous manner;
• while under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
• who is or appears, through a disability, to be unable to properly control the vehicle;
• while the vehicle is in an un-roadworthy condition, or is unregistered or damaged and the driver is unable to give a satisfactory explanation for the damage; and
Police will consider the use of this section for vehicles speeding and driving in a reckless, negligent and dangerous manor

Community Engagement

Norfolk Island Police continue to receive vital information from the community in relation to incidents that occur on the Island.

In the past week we have again been able to resolve another investigation as a direct result of information provided by members of the Norfolk Island Community.

Police continue to urge everyone, if you witness a crime, or have information about a crime, to come forward and speak to Police. You can remain anonymous and it may be the information you have is vital to progress or finalise a matter.

Contact for NIPF

Phone 22222 or 000 for Police enquiries, attendance and emergencies.

If the station is unattended, please use the courtesy telephone located near the front door to contact on duty or on-call Police officers 24/7.

Information can be provided anonymously to crimestoppers.com.au or by phoning: 1800 333 000

Norfolk Island Police Force
PO Box 470
Norfolk Island 2899

Email: ACT-Norfolk-Island@afp.gov.au