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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

Planned Burns

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Planned burning is an important part of fire management designed to maintain biodiversity and to reduce the risk posed by bushfires to people, houses, other property and the natural environment.

The locations of these burns are indicated on the map at left and contact information is detailed in the table below. This page is regularly updated.

All burns are based on clearly defined objectives and prescriptions, conducted in accordance with an approved burn plan, follow safe working practices, are controlled, and the outcomes monitored and recorded. A full environmental assessment is undertaken for every burning unit.

All complaints relating to smoke should be lodged with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) (phone 1800 005 171).

For information on planned burns conducted by the Tasmanian Forest Industry, visit the www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colWhatsBurningNow web site.

The Tasmania Fire Service has information on bushfires and permit fires at www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colWhatsBurningNow

For further details, see our fact sheets on Planned Burning [PDF 770 Kb] and Smoke Management [299 Kb].

Date Location Total Hectares Status Contact Number
27/05/2013 Coles Bay 450 Burning Now 03 6336 5312
27/05/2013 Mount Direction 540 Proposed Soon 03 6233 5166
27/05/2013 Birchs Inlet 1,200 Proposed Soon 03 6471 5920
27/05/2013 Sandy Cape 1,720 Proposed Soon 03 6471 5920
27/05/2013 Italian / Lagoon Rivers 1,830 Proposed Soon 03 6471 5920
21/04/2013 Gowrie Park 25 Partially Completed 03 6471 5920
12/05/2013 West Point 250 Completed 03 6471 5920
12/05/2013 South Downs, West Point 210 Completed 03 6471 5920
11/05/2013 Badger Corner, Flinders Is 520 Completed 0409 435 712
10/05/2013 Arthur River 7 Completed 03 6471 5920
30/04/2013 Mount Direction 0.5 Completed 03 6233 5166
21/04/2013 Badger Head 450 Completed 03 6336 5312
19/04/2013 Douglas-Apsley National Park 1,600 Completed 03 6256 7005
17/04/2013 Cradle Mountain 85 Completed 03 6471 5920
6/04/2013 Frenchmans Cap 100 Completed 03 6471 5920
6/04/2013 Frenchmans Cap 260 Completed 03 6471 5920
6/04/2013 Trial Harbour 1,100 Completed 03 6471 5920
6/04/2013 Lake St Clair 450 Completed 03 6471 5920
6/04/2013 Blackmans Bay 9 Completed 03 6233 6560
6/04/2013 Blackmans Bay 3 Completed 03 6233 6560
25/03/2013 Arve Rd 0.1 Completed 0428 577 488
20/03/2013 Coles Bay 120 Completed 0428 151 918