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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


Cycling through Tasmanian blue gum forest (Eucalyptus globulus), Maria Island National Park
Cycling through Tasmanian blue gum forest, Maria Island National Park (photograph: Joe Shemesh)

Blue gum

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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


​​The blue gum is Tasmania’s floral emblem and a critical habitat for the endangered swift parrot, which migrates from southern parts of Australia to feed on flowering blue gums and nest in old tree hollows. 

The blue gum reaches​ up to 60 metres, with sleek white bark on the upper trunk and limbs of the trees and a skirt of rough bark at the base of the trunk. Named "blue gum" for its blue-green coloured capsules and leaves, the colour derives from a powdery glaucous substance which acts as a natural sunscreen for the tree. The blue gum produces distinctive creamy white flowers fed on by insect-pollinators, birds and small mammals such as pygmy possums​. 

Common name: Blue gum

Scientific name: Eucalyptus globulus

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