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PWS Public Safety Alert


Wednesday 16 January 2019 – 10AM

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.

At present, numerous outbreaks of fire remain unchartered, particularly in the south west.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) ask that visitors do not commence bushwalks or four-wheel driving in remote areas until further notice while information is gathered.

Track closures remain in place on Maria Island.

The day use area (including the Gorge and waterhole area) and the Leeaberra walking track at the Douglas-Apsley National park are now open, for more details visit www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures.

More information will be available through the day on the PWS website and Facebook page.

PWS also remind the public that the current restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves remain in place for reserves on King and Flinders Islands, from Port Sorell to Mt William on the north coast, and Mt William to Orford, including Maria Island, on the east coast.

What to do

PWS encourages all visitors planning to visit the State’s national parks and reserves to:

  • Stay informed in case conditions change;

  • check in at visitor centres for the latest information,

  • heed advice at track heads,

  • check updates at Tasmania Fire Service www.fire.tas.gov.au and PWS websites www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures; and

  • follow directions of PWS staff at national parks and reserves.