Our Latest News

New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Management

  • About PWS

    An outline of the vision and mission that guide the management of Tasmania's natural and cultural heritage, and a history of the Parks and Wildlife Service.

  • Reserve Listing

    Complete National Parks and Reserves Listings Reserves under the Nature Conservation Act 2002

  • Legislation

    An outline of the legislation under which the Parks and Wildlife Service operates.

  • Visitor Research and Statistics

    Visitor research and the collation of visitor statistics plays a major role in the management of Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

  • Managing our Parks and Reserves

    Details of the processes involved in the management of Tasmania's National Parks and Reserves.

  • CVS Licenses and Leases

    Investigate obtaining a licence or a lease to conduct commercial tourism activities on reserved land within Tasmania.

  • Committees & Councils

    The Parks and Wildlife Service facilitates two peak advisory bodies concerned with reserved land management in Tasmania. Both groups are comprised of community members and provide advice to the Minister and managing agencies.

  • Business Partnerships

    The Commercial Visitor Services Unit provides information on obtaining a licence or a lease for conducting commercial activities on reserved land.

  • About Tasmania

    Tasmania is the island State of Australia. It lies 240 kilometres south of the Australian mainland. Located between 40 degrees S and 43.