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PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

PWS Public Safety Update

16/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is concentrating on its main priority - the safety of walkers and people in fire-affected parks and reserves.

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Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Trail Users Code of Conduct

Respect reserve users


  • Keep to the left and be cautious at corners, blind spots, and when approaching other users.
  • Slow your speed when passing, and make sure other users are aware of you.
  • Pedestrians have right of way over mountain bikers.
  • Dogs must be under control at all times and not disturb other users.


Minimise environmental impacts

  • Take all litter with you.
  • Keep wildlife wild. Observe wildlife from a distance.
  • Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
  • Respect Aboriginal and other sites of cultural significance.
  • Ensure footwear and bikes are clean before you enter the reserve to avoid the spread of Phytophthora and other soil-borne diseases and weeds.


Stay on designated tracks on durable surfaces

  • Do not widen tracks and avoid riding muddy tracks.
  • Please comply with all signage.
  • Know the reserve boundaries – stay off private land.


Take responsibility for your own safety

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Let someone know where you are going.
  • Dress appropriately and carry appropriate safety gear for your activity.
  • Carry a mobile phone.
  • Know your ability.