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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

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.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

About PWS

Organisational Structure

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) operates as a unit within the Department of Primary Industries, Parks,

Water and Environment.

Business units of the PWS and their interrelationships are shown on this structural chart.

For administrative purposes, the PWS is structured into three branches and their constituent sections:

  • Commercial and Business Services
  • Visitor Services
  • Operations

On-ground management is apportioned among three regions:

    • Northwest Region                                                                            
    • Northern Region
    • Southern Region