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Mt Field NP, Hastings Cave & Pool and Wellington Park closed - Friday 25 Jan

24/01/2019

As a result of the total fire ban and current fire weather forecast for strong winds, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) advises that Mt Field National Park and Hastings Caves and Thermal Pool will be closed on Friday 25 January 2019.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

23/01/2019

PWS has extended the current campfire restrictions state-wide in national parks and reserves until further notice.More

Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

News Archive

January 2019

Mt Field NP, Hastings Cave & Pool and Wellington Park closed - Friday 25 Jan

24/01/2019

As a result of the total fire ban and current fire weather forecast for strong winds, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) advises that Mt Field National Park and Hastings Caves and Thermal Pool will be closed on Friday 25 January 2019.

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

23/01/2019

PWS has extended the current campfire restrictions state-wide in national parks and reserves until further notice.

Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.

Aircraft Activity at Lake Pedder

19/01/2019

There will be aircraft using Lake Pedder to access water for firefighting purposes.

PWS Public Safety Update

18/01/2019

As assessment of the fire situation continues, access to some parks and reserve areas are being managed for public safety.

PWS Update - Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

18/01/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responding to a fire west of the Labyrinth in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park that was identified late this afternoon.

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.

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.

Gell River Fire update 12 January 2019 11.30 am

12/01/2019

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.

Gell River Fire update 10 January 2019 9.00am

11/01/2019

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

Gell River Fire update 8 January 2019 9.00am

08/01/2019

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

Gell River Fire 7 January 2019 9.00am

07/01/2019

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.

Mount Field National Park reopened

06/01/2019

Update - Mount Field National Park has reopened following a full assessment of conditions.

Gell River Fire update 6 January 2019 9.00am

06/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Parks, to the north and east of Lake Rhona. The fire was ignited by a lightning storm that crossed the state on the evening of 27 December 2018.

Gell River Fire Update

04/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Parks, to the north and east of Lake Rhona. The fire was ignited by a lightning storm that crossed the state on the evening of 27 December 2018.

Closure of Mt Field National Park

04/01/2019

Mt Field National Park has been closed until further notice due to a fire at Gell River in the Southwest.

Update on track, national parks and reserve closures

04/01/2019

The walking tracks in the following areas will re-open tomorrow (Saturday 5 January 2019) following the easing of fire conditions around the State this afternoon.

Walking tracks closed due to bushfire risk

03/01/2019

A total fire ban for Southern and Northern Regional municipalities (with the exception of Flinders) tomorrow, Friday 4 January 2019, has prompted the closure of several popular bushwalking tracks in Tasmania.