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Replacement of Cockle Creek bridge


Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that the Cockle Creek bridge will be closed from approximately 14 July to the end of August 2014, while the old bridge is removed and a replacement bridge is constructed.More

Firewood theft can be costly


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is warning that unlawfully cutting trees for firewood on reserved land can be a costly exercise and that remote cameras are being used to catch offenders.More

Caretakers wanted for island's historic site


Fancy spending a few weeks at the fascinating Quarantine Station on Bruny Island? The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station are seeking volunteer caretakers for the station for the 2014/15 summer.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. 

Calendar of Events


Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station (FOBIQS)

Special day to mark the arrest of the Oberhausen 100 years ago

The German ship OberhausenThe German ship Oberhausen

Saturday 9 August 2014
Bruny Island Quarantine Station

The group have organised short informative talks about the arrest of the Oberhausen and the WW1 role of the Quarantine Station. Guests with a connection to the Oberhausen will be in attendance. If you are interested and would like to find out more about the special commemoration please contact Kathy Duncombe, kdunc@netspace.net.au by 28 July.


Bay of Fires Coastal Heritage Weekend
Bay of FiresBay of Fires

9 and 10 August 2014

A weekend walk learning about the natural and cultural values along this spectacular coastline with local experts while removing sea spurge and marine debris.
Organised by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service with support from NRM North, Break O’Day Council, Birdlife Tasmania, Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania, the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk and Life’s An Adventure.

Please note there is a waiting list for this event. For further information contact: sam.cuff@parks.tas.gov.au


World Parks Day 2014

20 September 2014

World Parks Day is a great opportunity to celebrate our parks and reserves. The celebration invites you to discover and reconnect with parks in your area. National parks and other reserves contain outstanding natural and cultural heritage. They also provide opportunities to get fit and healthy, take time out, spend time with family and friends and relax and revitalise.

World Parks Day is an open invitation to all to take time out and enjoy the magnificent natural environment that Tasmania is renowned for. Make a date in your calendar and celebrate!

Information on Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service activities will be provided closer to the date.