Entrance to the Officers' Quarters, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman National Park
Officers' Quarters, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman National Park

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Fire ban: Campfire restrictions 2022 - 2023
Applies from 20/12/2022

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Campfire restrictions are in place for this site.  This means you will not be able to use campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves. Gas stoves and gas barbecues are still permitted.

Unattended or poorly constructed campfires can escape and become bushfires. Campfire restrictions ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

For more information see our Campfire restrictions news page, the Campfire safety and restrictions webpage, or view the State Fire Restrictions map for 2022-2023.​

 Campfire restrictions 2022 - 2023 (PDF 2Mb)

Last reviewed 15/12/2022 10:04 AM


​​​The Officers’ Quarters, built in 1832, is believed to be the oldest military building in Australia. It was one of several structures that formed a small military settlement here to prevent convicts escaping off the peninsula by land. The settlement also included a military barracks, store, guard house, jetty, sentry box, semaphore, and the infamous dogline. 

A tethered line of fierce dogs kept constant watch for escaped convicts attempting to flee the peninsula by crossing the narrow isthmus. Today, a bronze sculpture at the site will help you decide what you might have done, back in the day. Martin Cash, the infamous bushranger, successfully passed the barrier by simply detouring out to sea.

The site closed its doors in 1877 and the property was taken over by private settlers. In 1991 it was purchased by the government.

The Officers' Quarters are located outside of the National Park and does not require a valid parks pass to visit. 


Tasman Field Centre
5803 Arthur Highway

Taranna TAS 7180
Phone: 03 6250 3980
Email: TasmanNP@parks.tas.gov.au