Four family memebers relax around a small campfire at Fortescue Bay
Fortescue Bay camping, Tasman National Park (photograph: Chris Crerar)

Campfire restrictions lifted in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves

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Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves come to an end on Friday 18 March 2022 from 2:00am.

The restrictions are an important measure to prevent bushfires from starting as campfires can easily escape and spread rapidly, and to ensure community safety and safe camping over the summer.

The restrictions have been in place since 18 December 2021.

We thank visitors to national parks, reserves and crown land for their cooperation in observing campfire restrictions. Our priority remains ensuring everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience over the bushfire season.

We recognise that campers enjoy a campfire over the cooler months and that the lifting of restrictions will be welcomed by visitors as we head into winter.

We ask that everyone please continue to be mindful that campfires can easily escape and start a bushfire. If you light a campfire, you are legally responsible for ensuring that it is safe, does not escape, and is completely extinguished before you leave the area.

Visitors are reminded that campfires can only be lit in areas where signage indicates they are permitted.

Campfires must be at least three metres away from overhanging branches, stumps, logs, trees, leaf litter and other flammable materials and a water source of at least 10 litres should be close by.

For more information, visit our pages on Campfires and fire restrictions and Fuel Stove Only (FSO) Areas​.​

Published 17/03/2022