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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

Weddings

Please download the Wedding Application Form if you are contemplating having your wedding in a national park.

Wedding Ceremony Information

Locations

The following unique venues are ideal for wedding ceremonies. Please note, exclusive use is not permitted unless otherwise stated.

  • Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs – Newdegate Cave or Thermal Springs pool
  • Mt Field National Park – Russell Falls
  • Cradle Mountain National Park - (see specific infomation and application form for Cradle Mt)
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Highfield Historic Site
  • Lake St Clair National Park
  • Maria Island National Park
  • Mole Creek Caves – Marakoopa and/or King Solomons caves
  • Tamar Island Wetlands; and
  • Narawntapu National park

Availability and Fees

Consent is required to conduct a wedding ceremony in a national park or a state reserve. Please note there will be fees associated with hiring these areas. Please note, whilst multiple weddings may occur at a site on any given day, only one wedding is booked at a time. Therefore, please ensure you stipulate the times you require access to the site on the application form.

Park Entry fees

The ceremony participants and their guests are required to hold valid parks passes within any National Park.

Venue hire

Some sites have the capacity to hold receptions in marquees. All such marquees are subject to conditions and are the responsibility of the proponent. 

  • Event set up and break down must occur on the day of the function. 
  • The largest marquee size able to be erected is 5m x 15m. 
  • Marquees are to be supplied and erected by commercial operator’s who are trained to do so in a safe manner. 
  • An hourly fee while reception is being held. 
  • An additional marquee fee is payable per 24 hours whilst marquee is erected. 
  • Siting of equipment is to be determined in consultation with a PWS representative.

Equipment

The following are not permitted:

  • Bands, amplifiers, other loud musical instruments or public address systems
  • Excessive amounts of alcohol
  • Domestic animals or pets
  • Plant materials including flowers, rice, confetti, petals or similar
  • Candles or other open flames
  • Exclusive use of areas, roping off of areas or signage indicating an exclusive event

Bookings

Advance bookings are essential. Bookings will be accepted up to twelve months in advance of the proposed date of hire. 

For bookings and further information, please contact the PWS Office in the area in which you wish the wedding to take place - see our Office locations and contacts.