Ranger preparing to maintain tracks with chainsaw gear beside work ute
Ranger preparing to maintain tracks (photograph: Daniel Peek)

Managing our parks and reserves

Find out more

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responsible for managing the State's 19 national parks, three World Heritage Areas (WHAs) including our Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA), and over 800 other reserves including marine reserves, Marine Conservation Areas (MCAs), Crown land and, sites of historic and cultural significance. We partner with our colleagues across government and the community to manage the natural and cultural values of these landscapes and importantly to protect Aboriginal and historic heritage.​

Some of the more iconic of our reserves include the Darlington Probation Station World Heritage Area on Maria Island National Park which is listed as part of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property and the Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area.​

Map of Tasmania showing the locations of  parks, reserves and heritage areas.    

In this Topic

  • Management plans and reports
    Find associated Management plans and other reports for our parks and reserves.
  • Performance monitoring and evaluation
    Information and reports on management effectiveness monitoring and evaluation for Tasmania's national parks and World Heritage Areas.
  • Reserve listing
    ​​​Complete Listing of National Parks and Reserves under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 (as at 29 January 2014)
  • Reserve activity assessment
    Reserve Activity Assessments (RAA) guide decisions about the use, development and management of environmental impacts in Tasmania's reserves. Find our more about the guidelines and further information here.
  • TWWHA - Deer Control Project 2023 and 2024
    Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a wild fallow deer control project within the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and the western section of the Central Plateau Conservation Area in May 2023 and May 2024.