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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


Lesser long-eared bat (Nyctophilus geoffroyi) clinging to a tree in daylight.
Lesser long-eared bat (Nyctophilus geoffroyi) (photograph: Simon Grove)

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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


​Living inside the hollows and deep crevices of the trunks of our tallest and oldest eucalypts are our smallest bats – in fact some of Australia’s smallest mammals; micro bats. Space permitting, up to 50 of them may share the same tree hollow.  

Tasmania boasts eight different species of bats, one of which is only found here and no where else in the world.  They can be seen flying between the trees just after dusk, like big moths, zipping around feasting on insects.

Scientific names​​

  • ​Little forest bat - Vespadelus vulturnus
  • Southern forest bat - Vespadelus regulus
  • Large forest bat - Vespadelus darlingtoni
  • Chocolate wattled bat - Chalinolobus morio
  • Goulds wattled bat - Chalinolobus gouldii
  • Lesser long-eared bat - Nyctophilus geoffroyi
  • Tasmanian long-eared bat - Nyctophilus sherrini
  • Eastern false pipistrelle - Falsistrellus tasmaniensis

Where can I see them?​

Bats are widespread in Tasmania, particularly near forests.