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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

A New Web Site for the Parks and Wildlife Service


If you are a regular visitor to the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service web site, you will have noticed that we now have a new, improved web site.

The new site was launched on 28 April 2004. All the popular web pages that appeared on the previous web site are still available on the new site, although now you will find the site easier to navigate.

You will find a wealth of information available on a wide range of topics relevant to the Parks and Wildlife Service's role in managing the magnificent national parks and reserves of Tasmania, such as:

  • Complete Visitor Guides to Tasmania's outstanding National Parks, Reserves, Marine Reserves, World Heritage Areas and Historic Places.

  • Comprehensive accounts of the Natural Heritage of Tasmania, such as our unique fauna, flora, threatened species and landscapes.

  • Full details of the many Recreation Opportunities in Tasmania, such as bushwalking, the Tasmanian Trail, camping and caravaning, boating, four wheel driving and fishing as well as disabled access.

  • Detailed information on the Historic Heritage of Tasmania, including Visitors Guides, details of shipwrecks, a history of sealing and penguin exploitation at Macquarie Island, and shore-based whaling.

  • A growing Educational Resource for school students and teachers on the reserved lands of Tasmania and their natural and cultural heritage.

  • Details of the Services and Management of the Parks and Wildlife Service, provide, including a history of the Service, contact details, visitor statistics, over 160 fact sheets, online publications, access to forms and permits and much more.