Our Latest News

Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.More

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Activity Calendar

See also the WILDCARE Calendar on the WILDCARE Inc website. If not already a member take the opportunity to join on line Tasmania’s largest incorporated environmental volunteer organisation here.

The following volunteer positions seek expressions of interest from time to time:

Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker and Weather Observer

The Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker Program is designed to provide a year round presence in this remote location. Volunteers provide caretaking services for the Parks and Wildlife Service including maintenance of grounds and buildings, plant and equipment, monitoring of all power and water systems on the island, basic land management work, and at the same time carry out weather observations for the Bureau of Meteorology, for which they receive payment. 

This program is fully subscribed until 2019.

Expressions of interest for our 2020 – 2022 program will be advertised in 2019


Bruny Island Quarantine Station Volunteer Caretakers

Bruny Island Quarantine Station volunteer caretakers provide a physical presence at the station, open the station to visitors on weekends, provide visitor information about the heritage self-guided walk and about the natural history of the area, and carry out minor maintenance. Their work assists the Parks and Wildlife Service and the Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island.