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Have your say on Freycinet


Public comment is now invited on the Draft Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan.More

Ben Lomond recovery works update


Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will oversee the recovery works at Ben Lomond after a recent fire destroyed essential infrastructure.More

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

Essential information for staying safe in our wilderness

The latest addition to the suite of safety initiatives launched by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.

Visitor safety in our wilderness areas is of the highest importance and PWS wants to ensure all visitors appreciate how quickly weather conditions can change and how dangerous this can be. There is no better way to contrast the difference between blue skies one minute and a blizzard the next, than by showing it in action.

The new safety video produced using real park rangers at Cradle Mountain aims to educate visitors, from all backgrounds, to better understand what they are getting in to and how to be prepared.

The video is now featured on the PWS YouTube channel (also available with Mandarin subtitles) and Facebook page, as well as on the PWS website pages about planning for multi-day bushwalks and the Overland Track.

We encourage anyone planning a bushwalk to watch the video and review this important information.