News and Events
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responsible for more than 50 per cent of the state’s land area and are well advanced with preparations for this year’s fire season.
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is calling on the community to help protect vital shorebird habitat at the start of the bird breeding season.
The community will be engaged in the development of revised management plans for Maria Island and its marine reserve that will ensure the heritage and natural values are protected.
Walkers and cyclists will be able to safely move from the Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre to the Wineglass Bay carpark with the opening of a new shared use track.
The Tasmanian Government is calling for tenders to construct a new thermal efficienct hut at the Lake Windermere overnight node on the Overland Track.
The PWS has extended the closing date for community feedback on Stage 1 (replacement shelter) concept plans for the new public shelter at Ben Lomond National Park by two weeks.
Marine conservation experts mapped out a rescue response on Monday 21 September in relation to a mass whale stranding on Tasmania’s west coast.
Plans can be viewed on Sat 19th September from 3-6pm at Evandale Memorial Hall
The PWS is seeking feedback on fire management for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).
Find out how to book for new registration and booking systems for overnight walks, campgrounds and attractions.
The effort continues to repair roads and tracks extensively damaged by the bushfires of 2018-19.
New weather station provides up-to-date data from the TWWHA
To encourage Tasmanians to explore their own backyard, the fee to explore the Tasman Peninsula on the PWS Three Capes Track Experience has been discounted.
The Parks and Wildlife Service will implement a new park pass system for our national parks from 1 September 2020.
Australian Convict Sites celebrate 10 year anniversary
Major landscaping and site works have improved the access at Mount Nelson Signal Station.
Bushwalkers trekking the Overland Track can now rest overnight in a new, simple, energy efficient hut at Waterfall Valley.
Safety precautions for visitors
A world-class gateway to Cradle Mountain was officially opened on Monday 15 June.
The Tasmanian Government has announced an extension of all annual and two year parks passes by three months and a fee reduction for Overland Track walkers.
The largest number of Wandering albatross nests in more than 10 years have been observed by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.
Management plan guides future use
Community feedback sought on Lower Gordon River Recreation Zone Plan.
Tenders called for the construction of a visitor shelter and amenities block.
Staircase improvements to increase visitor safety at this busy site.
Construction of new toilet facilities at two southern campsites and tenders open for a wastewater transfer system in Darlington.
Works to reopen treasured parks and walking tracks to the public extensively damaged during the 2018-2019 summer bushfires is underway.
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is inviting feedback on plans to construct a second lookout at Wineglass Bay at Freycinet National Park.
Fire management protecting values and assets