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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

About PWS

Organisational Structure

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) operates as a unit within the Department of Primary Industries, Parks,

Water and Environment.

Business units of the PWS and their interrelationships are shown on this structural chart.

For administrative purposes, the PWS is structured into three branches and their constituent sections:

  • Commercial and Business Services
  • Visitor Services
  • Operations

On-ground management is apportioned among three regions:

    • Northwest Region                                                                            
    • Northern Region
    • Southern Region