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Aircraft Activity at Lake Pedder

19/01/2019

There will be aircraft using Lake Pedder to access water for firefighting purposes.More

PWS Public Safety Update

18/01/2019

As assessment of the fire situation continues, access to some parks and reserve areas are being managed for public safety.More

PWS Update - Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

18/01/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responding to a fire west of the Labyrinth in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park that was identified late this afternoon.More

News Archive

January 2019

Aircraft Activity at Lake Pedder

19/01/2019

There will be aircraft using Lake Pedder to access water for firefighting purposes.

PWS Public Safety Update

18/01/2019

As assessment of the fire situation continues, access to some parks and reserve areas are being managed for public safety.

PWS Update - Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

18/01/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responding to a fire west of the Labyrinth in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park that was identified late this afternoon.

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.

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.

Gell River Fire update 12 January 2019 11.30 am

12/01/2019

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.

Gell River Fire update 10 January 2019 9.00am

11/01/2019

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

Gell River Fire update 8 January 2019 9.00am

08/01/2019

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

Gell River Fire 7 January 2019 9.00am

07/01/2019

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.

Mount Field National Park reopened

06/01/2019

Update - Mount Field National Park has reopened following a full assessment of conditions.

Gell River Fire update 6 January 2019 9.00am

06/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Parks, to the north and east of Lake Rhona. The fire was ignited by a lightning storm that crossed the state on the evening of 27 December 2018.

Gell River Fire Update

04/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Parks, to the north and east of Lake Rhona. The fire was ignited by a lightning storm that crossed the state on the evening of 27 December 2018.

Closure of Mt Field National Park

04/01/2019

Mt Field National Park has been closed until further notice due to a fire at Gell River in the Southwest.

Update on track, national parks and reserve closures

04/01/2019

The walking tracks in the following areas will re-open tomorrow (Saturday 5 January 2019) following the easing of fire conditions around the State this afternoon.

Walking tracks closed due to bushfire risk

03/01/2019

A total fire ban for Southern and Northern Regional municipalities (with the exception of Flinders) tomorrow, Friday 4 January 2019, has prompted the closure of several popular bushwalking tracks in Tasmania.