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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Bay of Fires tour participants walk along the beach on a sunny day
Bay of Fires Walk tour group (photograph: Dixie Makro)

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continually looking to provide a visitor experience that showcases the best the State has to offer. In addition to managing some of these experiences ourselves, we also work with private businesses to expand what is available to people visiting our national parks and reserves.  

​Find out more about running a business in parks and reserves, leasing our facilities, commercial filming and other opportunities here.

In this Topic

  • Drones
    Thinking of taking your drone into one of Tasmania's national parks? Read this first.
  • Parks 21
    Developed in partnership with the TICT, Parks 21 is a strategic action plan for tourism in Tasmania's parks and reserves.
  • Property Services
    Want to do something on Crown Land - leasing or licensing land, organising an event or even running livestock? Property Services are the section to contact.
  • PWS accredited partnerships
    Information about the PWS-TICT Accredited Licensed Operator Partnership

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