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Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern Tasmania
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October. 

Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only. 

Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise. 

The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.

For information visit the Coronavirus website​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM


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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Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern Tasmania
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October. 

Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only. 

Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise. 

The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.

For information visit the Coronavirus website​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM


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
  • COVID19 Rent relief information
    Some lease and licence holders may be eligible for rent relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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