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

Web Site Help

The following information will provide you with details of how to get the best out of your visit to the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service Web Site. If you are having difficulties, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Navigation Tips for New Site Visitors

  • Don't forget to use our search facility to assist you in finding what you are looking for. It is accessible from the top, right hand corner of every web page.
  • If you want to return to the Parks and Wildlife Home Page at any stage, click on the title banner or the Parks and Wildlife Service logo in the top, left hand corner.
  • Many of the photographs are available as larger versions. Simply place your cursor over the photograph. If it changes to a hand, it is linked to a larger version. Simply click and the larger version will download

Multimedia Plugins To Download

Using PDF Files

Many of the publications we provide free to you are Portable Document Files (PDF's). These require the Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free software program available from Adobe. Simply visit the Adobe web site and follow their instructions to download the Acrobat Reader. Once downloaded, you may need to use the preference settings on your Internet browser to instruct it to use Acrobat Reader to handle PDF Files. This setting is under the Helpers or Applications section of your browser options/preferences.

Using Apple Quicktime VR PanoramasUsing Apple Quicktime VR Panoramas.

Using Apple Quicktime VR Panoramas

To view movies and Virtual Visits, the Quicktime Plugin needs to be installed on your computer. The Quicktime Plugin is available free from Apple. To view the Virtual Visits, simply hold the mouse button down while moving the mouse.

Using Shockwave

The animations which appear throughout the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Web Site require the Shockwave Plugin, available free from Macromedia. Simply visit the Macromedia web site and follow their instructions to download the Shockwave Plugin.