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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p


When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

Information sought about Macquarie Harbour fire


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is seeking information from the public about a fire that completely burnt out Elizabeth Island in Macquarie Harbour.

The fire was first reported on the evening of Saturday, 8 March. Local PWS officers attended the fire on Saturday evening but were unable to undertaken any suppression before nightfall. The three hectare island, known locally as Betsy Island, was completely burnt out by the fire, which appears to have been started as a campfire or was deliberately lit.

PWS compliance officer Michael Spaulding, said that this incident served as a reminder for campers to take responsibility for properly extinguishing any campfires lit.

“This includes checking for any warmth left in the coals before leaving the campfire. This is particularly important in remote areas,” Mr Spaulding said.

Anyone with any information about the fire on Elizabeth Island is asked to contact the PWS Strahan office on 6472 6020.

Information sought about Macquarie Harbour fire

The fire on Elizabeth Island in Macquarie Harbour.