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Cockle Creek bridge update


Work is progressing on construction of a new bridge at Cockle Creek. The photo shows the strengthening works completed on the existing bridge, new piles and head stock for the replacement bridge, and the excavator preparing for new piles to be driven.More

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

Education Services

Our Education Program aims to create fans of our parks and reserves through visiting or caring for them.

We encourage schools and community groups to become involved and active in supporting a culture of ongoing and sustainable commitment to our parks, reserves and the conservation values inherent within them. We provide Educational Group Exemptions from National Park entry fees for groups visiting for educational purposes.

We aim to provide equity within our Education Program through a tiered approach so that education material is available to everyone, but also moves schools towards sustainability and ongoing involvement with our parks and reserves.

  • Educational Visits for Schools and Community Groups

    The Parks and Wildlife Service offers schools and community groups around the State a program of educational activities conducted by an experienced team of Discovery Rangers.

  • WildSC'OOL Program

    Schools that have shown a commitment to the environment by developing and undertaking environmental education programs within their schools or are participants in the AUSSI program (biodiversity theme) are eligible for participation in the WildSC'OOL program offered by Parks and Wildlife Service and WILDCARE Inc.

  • Summer Discovery Ranger Program

    A wide range of exciting activities will be held in various parks and reserves during the 2014/2015 Summer holidays.

  • Parks and Wildlife Service Raptor Education Visit Registration

    The aim of this program is to inspire students about birds of prey, see rehabilitated birds up close and learn ways to help protect them.