Our Latest News

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

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

19/08/2019

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

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Strahan blaze closes roads, campgrounds

05/01/2007

For up to date information on bushfires go to the Tasmania Fire Service website on www.fire.tas.gov.au

A serious bushfire has forced the closure of roads and camping grounds in the Strahan area on Tasmania's West Coast.

The fire started on Thursday on Ocean Beach Road west of Strahan Airport and burned overnight.

There is significant fire activity in the area today. It is a dangerous environment with fire fighting vehicles and heavy machinery and the public are asked to stay away.

Fire crews from Forestry Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Service and the Tasmania Fire Service are in attendance, and have worked through the night.

The following roads and camping areas are closed:

- Macquarie Heads Road
- Ocean Beach Road
- Swan Basin plantation camping areas
- Swan Basin Picnic Grounds
- Macquarie Heads Camping Ground

CASA has closed Strahan Airport. It is anticipated this will be reopened at approximately 1.30pm today (Friday 5 January 2007).

There will be a significant smoke haze over Macquarie Harbour throughout the day, impacting on tourism operations in the area.

The smoke may affect the operation of harbour cruises and all scenic flights will be affected.

People who suffer from respiratory ailments are advised to stay indoors.

All property owners in the Macquarie Heads, Mill Bay and the Strahan township are requested to be vigilant and activate their Bushfire Action Plans.

An incident management team has been formed and is based at the Parks and Wildlife Service office at the Strahan Customs House.

Alex Simpson from the Parks and Wildlife Service has been appointed Incident Controller.