Our Latest News

Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.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