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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
From 25/6/2020, last reviewed 3/7/2020

​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​


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

Conducting business in parks and reserves

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
From 25/6/2020, last reviewed 3/7/2020

​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​


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.

PWS lease and licence rent relief arrangements during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic

As part of the Tasmanian Government’s response to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lease and licence holders, the Government has approved rent relief for eligible lease or licence rental payments for a period of six months, effective from 1 March 2020. 

Please see the alert notifications​​ regarding current closures - they are updated regularly. 

See here for further information regarding the rent relief arrangements​. ​​

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
  • COVID-19 Rent relief information
    Some lease and licence holders may be eligible for rent relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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