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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

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

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


Fuel reduction burn, Retakunna cabin, 2018

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

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

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


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.

From 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020  the Parks and Wildlife Fire Management undertook 45 planned burns covering an area of approximately 22 000 hectares.

Proposed planned burns from 1 July 2020 onwards are listed below​.

Whether a burn is undertaken is dependent on a broad range of factors including weather and fuel condition, as a result, some burns may not be undertaken.



DateLocationTotal HectaresStatusContact Number
1/07/2020D'entrecasteaux Plains461Proposed Soon61654053
1/07/2020Howden29Proposed Soon61654053
1/07/2020Risdon Geilston Bay38Proposed Soon61654053
1/07/2020Lyell Highway426Proposed Soon64643008
1/07/2020Rocky Cape73Proposed Soon64643008
1/07/2020Strahan93Proposed Soon64643008
1/07/2020Cradle178Proposed Soon64643008
1/07/2020Cradle293Proposed Soon64643008
1/07/2020Savage River418Proposed Soon64643008
1/07/2020Arthur River606Proposed Soon64643008
1/07/2020Lefroy232Proposed Soon6777 2179
1/07/2020Snug Tiers102Proposed Soon61654053
1/07/2020Wellington Park93Proposed Soon61654053
1/07/2020Lefroy155Proposed Soon6777 2179
1/07/2020Cradle29Proposed Soon64643008
1/07/2020Murchison199Proposed Soon64643008
1/07/2020Lake St Clair93Proposed Soon64643008
7/08/2020Arthur River8Partially Complete64643008
7/08/2020Zeehan1400Complete64643008
15/09/2020Zeehan1259Complete64643008
23/09/2020Zeehan156Complete64643008
23/09/2020Rosebery22Complete64643008

Contact

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