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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

About Tasmania

Tasmania is the island State of Australia. It lies 240 kilometres south of the Australian mainland. Located between 40 degrees S and 43.30 degrees S, it is surrounded by the Southern Ocean (to the south and west), the Tasman Sea (to the east) and Bass Strait (to the north). Tasmania comprises numerous islands, from the Furneaux Group in the northeast, down to Macquarie Island located far south of Tasmania at 55 degrees S. 

Tasmania has a mild maritime climate with four distinct seasons. See our  Visitor’s Guide to Tasmania’s Weather for details.

Links to other sites about Tasmania

Discover Tasmania
Produced by Tourism Tasmania, these web pages provide a range of details on Tasmania.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Tasmanian Office webpage provides essential links to Tasmanian data.

Tasmania Online
Provides a variety of information on Tasmania