Fuel reduction burn, Retakunna cabin, 2018

Planned burns

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​​​​​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 i​​nformation on bushfires, planned burns and permit fires.



Permit No.DateLocationTotal HectaresStatusContact Number
6464 3008
0409 868 467
na18/10/2019Bridport3Proposed Soon0409 868 467
na7/10/2019Bulgobac Hill292Complete6464 3008
na30/09/2019Lyell Highway267Complete6464 3008
na30/09/2019D'Aguilar Range1280Complete6464 3008
na23/09/2019Cradle Mountain33Complete6464 3008
na23/09/2019Derwent Bridge13Complete6464 3008



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