Our Latest News

Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula

13/03/2019

Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message

08/03/2019

Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 22 February 2019

22/02/2019

To date, the fire area has affected around 94,000 ha (about 6%) of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and approximately 42,476 ha (about 3.4%) of other reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

Wildlife of Tasmania

  • Mammals of Tasmania

    A detailed resource on all the land and marine mammals of Tasmania.

  • Birds of Tasmania

    Discover some of our unique birdlife. Includes a full Tasmanian birdlist and information on the twelve species which are restricted to Tasmania.

  • Reptiles of Tasmania

    Meet our lizards and snakes and learn about their remarkable adaptations to the cool climate of Tasmania.

  • Frogs of Tasmania

    Learn about Tasmania's frogs, and learn to identify them by their call!

  • Invertebrates of Tasmania

    Tasmania contains a wealth of invertebrate species, many of ancient origin and many unique to the island.

  • Wildlife Gallery

    A photographic depiction of the unique wildlife of Tasmania