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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Visitor Research and Statistics

Research and Research Permits

Applications to conduct visitor research on land administered by the Parks and Wildlife Service can be completed online, or by downloading the PDF below:

Visitor research is an integral part of the management of Tasmania's parks and reserves. Quality research provides valuable insights into visitors' attitudes, behaviour, preferences, expectations and experiences.

There is an increasing level of visitor research being undertaken on lands administered by the Parks and Wildlife Service and it is necessary to ensure visitors are not unduly burdened by requests to participate in social research, and to monitor the research that is undertaken. In order to facilitate the growing number visitor research projects, approval is required for the conduct of any social research on lands administered by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

A Proposal to conduct social research on land administered by the Parks and Wildlife Service form must be completed and submitted with any necessary additional information attached.

Relevant Ethics Committee/s must grant approval (eg. University Ethics Committee) prior to the conduct of research. Proposed research must be consistent with or compliment planning processes. Must not conflict, in time and location, with other studies or overburden visitors and/or Parks and Wildlife Service staff.

Further enquiries can be directed to the Visitor Research Officer via our enquiry form.