Our Latest News

Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.More

Management

  • About PWS

    An outline of the vision and mission that guide the management of Tasmania's natural and cultural heritage, and a history of the Parks and Wildlife Service.

  • Reserve Listing

    Complete National Parks and Reserves Listings Reserves under the Nature Conservation Act 2002

  • Legislation

    An outline of the legislation under which the Parks and Wildlife Service operates.

  • Visitor Research and Statistics

    Visitor research and the collation of visitor statistics plays a major role in the management of Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

  • Managing our Parks and Reserves

    Details of the processes involved in the management of Tasmania's National Parks and Reserves.

  • CVS Licenses and Leases

    Investigate obtaining a licence or a lease to conduct commercial tourism activities on reserved land within Tasmania.

  • Committees & Councils

    The Parks and Wildlife Service facilitates two peak advisory bodies concerned with reserved land management in Tasmania. Both groups are comprised of community members and provide advice to the Minister and managing agencies.

  • Business Partnerships

    The Commercial Visitor Services Unit provides information on obtaining a licence or a lease for conducting commercial activities on reserved land.

  • About Tasmania

    Tasmania is the island State of Australia. It lies 240 kilometres south of the Australian mainland. Located between 40 degrees S and 43.