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Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.More

Legislation

Reserves are declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002  that sets out the values and purposes of each reserve class and managed under the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002  according to management objectives for each class.

The Parks and Wildlife Service operates under the:


The National Parks and Reserved Land Regulations 2009 generally lists activities which are prohibited or may only be undertaken subject to certain conditions in parks and reserves:


In addition there are a number of other State and Federal Acts which may be delegated to staff of the Parks and Wildlife Service: