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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.

Celebrating World Ranger Day


The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Macquarie Island Volunteer Biologist

PWS is seeking two volunteers as Biologists on Macquarie Island - perhaps the most unique work environment in the world?

PWS is seeking “Expressions of Interest” from suitably qualified people interested in being considered for volunteer biologist roles at Macquarie Island. Potential participants are requested to submit applications that address the selection criteria.

Up to two successful applicants will be selected to travel to Macquarie Island in November 2018 (timing dependent upon the Australian Antarctic Division shipping schedule).

The successful applicant/s will need to pass Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and PWS pre-deployment requirements (including physical and psychological testing), as well as undertake predeparture training that is mandatory for all expeditioners to Macquarie Island, before being confirmed as PWS volunteers.

Contact Noel Carmichael at noel.carmichael@parks.tas.gov.au for a copy of the selection criteria and full Expression of Interest document.

Applications close on 24 August, 2018.