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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 Tasmania

Tasmania is the island State of Australia. It lies 240 kilometres south of the Australian mainland. Located between 40 degrees S and 43.30 degrees S, it is surrounded by the Southern Ocean (to the south and west), the Tasman Sea (to the east) and Bass Strait (to the north). Tasmania comprises numerous islands, from the Furneaux Group in the northeast, down to Macquarie Island located far south of Tasmania at 55 degrees S. 

Tasmania has a mild maritime climate with four distinct seasons. See our  Visitor’s Guide to Tasmania’s Weather for details.

Links to other sites about Tasmania

Discover Tasmania
Produced by Tourism Tasmania, these web pages provide a range of details on Tasmania.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Tasmanian Office webpage provides essential links to Tasmanian data.

Tasmania Online
Provides a variety of information on Tasmania