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
100 years of national parks in Tasmania –
centenary of Mt Field and Freycinet National Parks
larapuna Community Weekend
For the third consecutive year, the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is running the larapuna Community Weekend in the Bay of Fires region.
PWS, the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania, Birdlife Tasmania, the Tasmanian Walking Company, NRM North, Break O’Day Council, Friends of Eddystone Point and the local community join forces for three days to walk 35 kilometres of coastline, pull thousands of invasive sea spurge plants and collect/classify 100 kilograms of marine debris. The event provides a wonderful opportunity to not only share connections, celebrate the diverse heritage values of the region and tackle two environmental issues together but to also forge new connections to the place and foster positive working relationships with the diverse group of individuals and stakeholders.
Last year, all 100 kilograms of debris was classified by 50 grade five and six school children at St Leonards Primary School. This follow up work not only allowed the data to be uploaded into Tangaroa Blue’s Marine Debris Database but most importantly, for the next generation to be engaged in the conversation about this worldwide issue. Please see the flyer
(PDF 484KB) for more information and to RSVP for this exciting event in our centenary year.
2016 Wildcare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize
Entries to the 2016 Wildcare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize closed on 29 May. The winner will be announced at the Freycinet National Park Centenary Celebration on the weekend of 27-28 August.
This year's major prize is AU$5 000 cash, plus the option of a two-week residency in a Tasmanian national park, and up to AU$1500 towards airfares if this option is taken up. (Date and venue restrictions apply.) At their discretion, the judges may award up to two AU$250 cash prizes may be awarded.
The prize has been running since 2003. More information about the competition is available on the Tasmanian Writers Centre website at www.taswriters.org/natureprize/
BOFA and PWS Short Film Competition
Closes on 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