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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

Fire in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area


Parks and Wildlife Service remote area fire crews are fighting a fire in buttongrass moorland on Packers Spur in the Adamsfield Conservation Area, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The fire, which is believed to have been started by lightning, has spread south and west over about 400 hectares and is currently located north of the Adamsfield Track.

Increased temperature and wind today has caused the fire to escalate and the fire has crossed the Adamsfield Track and is burning south through the Saw Back Range.

Public access to the Clear Hills Road and four wheel drive and walking tracks in the Adamsfield Conservation Area have been closed until further notice.