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Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula

13/03/2019

Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message

08/03/2019

Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 22 February 2019

22/02/2019

To date, the fire area has affected around 94,000 ha (about 6%) of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and approximately 42,476 ha (about 3.4%) of other reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

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.


The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has closed specific areas, tracks and roads within a number of parks and reserves affected by the fire weather including Freycinet, Maria Island and Mount Field National Parks amongst others.


A full list of all closures is available on the PWS website www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures and updates will be posted to the facebook page www.facebook.com/tasmaniaparks.



In addition, PWS would like to remind the public that campfire restrictions are currently in place in the north east and along the east coast. These campfire restrictions will extend to all reserves in the State tomorrow.


The PWS takes these actions to protect public safety, reduce the risk of new fires starting as well as managing resources to allow for management of existing fires.


We ask people to follow all directions from PWS staff and signage and consider very carefully any bushwalks that they plan to do on Friday.


For the latest bushfire information, go to the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au