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Eco-tourism projects proceed to the next stage of the EOI process


The Hodgman Liberal Government has announced that four projects will proceed to the next stage of the Expression Of Interest process.More

Improved access to Ralphs Falls


The Ralphs Falls track, one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks within the Mt Victoria Regional Reserve, is now open to the public after repairs and upgrades.More

Providing a safe environment for penguins requires responsible dog ownership


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) suspect that dogs are responsible for six more penguin deaths at Sulphur Creek near Burnie on 1 November, bringing the total to 20 penguins killed in the area over the last seven days.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

Comic Art Workshop 2015

1 – 14 November 2015


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The Comic Art Workshop is an artist-in-residence program for graphic storytellers. The program provides emerging artists in Australia and New Zealand with an opportunity to work alongside some of the world's best cartoonists and comics educators.

For two weeks each year we bring talented cartoonists together to focus on ambitious projects with the guidance of local and international master artists. The Workshop is a space to draw, write, think, share skills, build friendships and collaborate.

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Our first residency in November 2015 will be held on Maria Island, a national park about 100km from Hobart, Tasmania. The workshop will be held in the historic Darlington Penitentiary on the northern tip of Maria. The remainder of the island is wilderness, famous for dramatic landforms, empty white beaches, atmospheric ruins and friendly wildlife.


For more information please visit: http://www.comicartworkshop.com.au/



BOFA and PWS Short Film Competition

7 November 2015 - 1 August 2016


As part of next year’s Centenary Celebrations, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has partnered with the Tasmanian Breath Of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival 
and are sponsoring a short film competition as part of these celebrations which was launched at BOFA 2015 on 7 November. For  information about the competition as well as Terms and Conditions of entry please visit www.bofa.com.au/competitions 


Cradle Mountain Film Festival 2015

21 November 2015  

Come up to Cradle Mountain, Tasmania on November 21 this year for a great weekend of adventure and film.   For the second time, we will be running the One Month In Tasmania Adventure Film Competition. We're asking participants to enter maximum five minute films that features an adventure in Tasmania. The catch is, the film has to be made in a month - between October 16 and November 16. The idea is to show the breadth and quality of adventure that can be had on this cracking little island of ours.  

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And this year we are chuffed to be bringing Mountainfilm. On tour all the way from Telluride, Colorado to Cradle Mountain. Mountainfilm is a fantastic festival that showcases the best of the world's adventure films.   So we are very excited to be able to show short films showcasing Tasmanian adventure alongside some of the world's best adventure films.  

Make  a weekend of it and join us at Cradle Mountain.   For more information please visit: http://cradlemountainfilmfest.com/about/


100 years of national parks in Tasmania – centenary of Mt Field and Freycinet National Parks

We are planning to celebrate this special milestone throughout 2016 with events and activities around the state and at Mt Field and Freycinet national parks to mark their one hundred year anniversary,
on 29 August 2016.  

Information will be published here once available. Please check again closer to the start of 2016.