Our Latest News

Overland Track re-opens for walkers

02/02/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Overland Track will re-open to bushwalkers as of Wednesday morning, 3 February 2016.More

Join in World Wetlands Day celebrations

28/01/2016

The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre will host a range of free activities on Tuesday 2 February 2016 to celebrate World Wetlands Day.More

Major fire fighting effort protecting public and state's important values

27/01/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager Peter Mooney has acknowledged the efforts of Department staff, Tasmania Fire Service, volunteers and interstate firefighters who are continuing to undertake a major effort to protect values and infrastructureMore

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