Our Latest News

New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

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.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

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.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

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

About Tasmania

Tasmania is the island State of Australia. It lies 240 kilometres south of the Australian mainland. Located between 40 degrees S and 43.30 degrees S, it is surrounded by the Southern Ocean (to the south and west), the Tasman Sea (to the east) and Bass Strait (to the north). Tasmania comprises numerous islands, from the Furneaux Group in the northeast, down to Macquarie Island located far south of Tasmania at 55 degrees S. 

Tasmania has a mild maritime climate with four distinct seasons. See our  Visitor’s Guide to Tasmania’s Weather for details.

Links to other sites about Tasmania

Discover Tasmania
Produced by Tourism Tasmania, these web pages provide a range of details on Tasmania.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Tasmanian Office webpage provides essential links to Tasmanian data.

Tasmania Online
Provides a variety of information on Tasmania