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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.​


Fuel reduction burn, Retakunna cabin, 2018

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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.​


Planned burning is an important part of fire management. Its objective is to maintain biodiversity and to reduce the risk posed by bushfires to communities, biodiversity, infrastructure and services.

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) works with the Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) and Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) to deliver the Statewide Fuel Reduction Burning program.  Further information on the Fuel Reduction Program can be found at the TFS website.

The locations of planned and completed burns are updated regularly.

Concerns relating to smoke should be lodged with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

The TFS has information on bushfires, planned burns and permit fires.

 

 

    

DateLocationTotal HectaresStatusContact Number
2/04/2020Lake Pedder120Burnings Now0427 558 963
2/04/2020Stewarts Bay3Burnings Now6165 4053
2/04/2020Derwent Bridge110Burnings Now6464 3008
2/04/2020Ansons Bay475Burnings Now6777 2179
23/03/2020Lefroy232Proposed Soon6777 2179
23/03/2020Lefroy155Proposed Soon6777 2179
20/03/2020Fortescue Bay14Proposed Soon6165 4053
17/03/2020Savage River141Proposed Soon6464 3008
17/03/2020Savage River418Proposed Soon6464 3008
17/03/2020Montumana135Proposed Soon6464 3008
17/03/2020Montumana160Proposed Soon6464 3008
17/03/2020Zeehan1556Proposed Soon6464 3008
13/03/2020Bluff Hill Point563Proposed Soon6464 3008
13/03/2020Peggs Beach133Proposed Soon64643008
2/03/2020Howden29Proposed Soon6165 4053
2/03/2020Risdon Geilston Bay38Proposed Soon6165 4053
2/03/2020Wellington Park93Proposed Soon6165 4053
2/03/2020Moonlight Ridge223Proposed Soon6165 4053
2/03/2020D'entrecasteaux Plains461Proposed Soon6165 4053
2/03/2020Southport Lagoon294Proposed Soon6165 4053
19/02/2020Cethana70Proposed Soon6464 3008
19/02/2020Cradle178Proposed Soon6464 3008
30/03/2020Sandy Cape1207Complete6464 3008
30/03/2020Lime Bay Tasman Peninsula85Complete6464 3008
30/03/2020Peggs Beach53Complete6464 3008
30/03/2020Bridport12Complete0409 868 467
30/03/2020D'Entrecasteaux Plains461Complete6165 4053
30/03/2020Southport Lagoon1199Complete6165 4053
23/03/2020Southport Bluff8Complete6165 4053
23/03/2020Sandy Cape159Complete64643008
23/03/2020Sandy cape1530Complete64643008
13/03/2020Southwest1688Complete6464 3008
13/03/2020South west5148Complete6464 3008
12/03/2020Murchison1333Complete6464 3008
5/03/2020Derwent Bridge39Complete6464 3008
4/03/2020Three Hummock Island2Complete6464 3008
22/10/2019Huonville202Complete6464 3008
7/10/2019Bulgobac Hill292Complete6464 3008
30/09/2019Lyell Highway267Complete6464 3008
30/09/2019D'Aguilar Range1280Complete6464 3008
23/09/2019Derwent Bridge13Complete6464 3008
23/03/2020Pieman2596Partially Complete 6464 3008
23/03/2020Bridport3Partially Complete 0409 868 467
17/03/2020Cradle Mountain33Partially Complete 6464 3008
5/03/2020Lake St Clair121Partially Complete 6464 3008

   

 

Contact

Parks and Wildlife Service
GPO Box 1751
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 1300 TASPARKS, (1300 827 727)