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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

Legislation

Reserves are declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002  that sets out the values and purposes of each reserve class and managed under the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002  according to management objectives for each class.

The Parks and Wildlife Service operates under the:


The National Parks and Reserved Land Regulations 2009 generally lists activities which are prohibited or may only be undertaken subject to certain conditions in parks and reserves:


In addition there are a number of other State and Federal Acts which may be delegated to staff of the Parks and Wildlife Service: