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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track


The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More


Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service community events and activities are held throughout the year in different locations.

Other events are also held in parks and reserves organised by community groups, commercial tourism operators and other organisations.

Please check the Calendar of Events listing below to find out what is happening around the State.


Discovery Ranger Program 2017 - 2018

27 December 2017 - 29 January 2018

Our Summer Discovery Ranger Program runs during the peak summer period and offers visitors to Tasmania's national parks the chance to join in a wide range of activities such as guided walks, evening talks, children's activities and much, much more. Discovery Rangers will be out in local communities sharing the wonder of the surrounding reserves at community events throughout the summer holidays.

Now in its 39th year,  the program continues to expand and innovate. 

Follow this link to see the full program: Summer Discovery Ranger Program


World Wetlands Day 2018

Tamar Island Wetlands Centre - 2 February 2018
Tamar Island Wetlands CentreTamar Island Wetlands Centre

9.30am – 2pm

Explore the Tamar Island Wetlands and learn about wetlands for a sustainable urban future.

Fun activities for all to enjoy.

For enquiries and program details phone 6327 3964 to speak to one of our friendly volunteers from 17 January 2018.

Tamar Island Wetlands Centre, West Tamar Highway, Riverside

(Look for the round building on the lagoon between Riverside and Legana)

Carpooling is recommended, as parking is limited.