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Fire advice for the February long weekend


Campers and bushwalkers are urged to be very careful with any campfires and to observe additional fire restrictions that may apply in parks and reserves as we head into a long weekend at the peak of the fire season.More

Maria Island ferry operator sought


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is calling for expressions of interest for a single passenger ferry operator for Maria Island National Park.More

DVDs celebrate the Arthur-Pieman


A suite of three DVDs produced by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) promotes the sustainable use of the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, its rich Aboriginal heritage and the passion of the people who live and work there.More

Have your Say

Have your say gives you the opportunity to provide input into a range of projects and issues concerning the management of reserved lands in Tasmania.

Feedback forms will be available here when public comment is sought on specific projects and issues.

Consultation on World Heritage Management Plan

The 1999 WHA Management Plan
Consultation has begun on the formation of a contemporary management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

A series of public forums are being held throughout the State from late November through to early December this year. All interested persons are welcome and encouraged to attend.

See our web pages for details of the forums.

The goal of the management plan is to provide continued sustainable visitation, recreation and tourism, while enhancing the World Heritage Area’s natural and cultural heritage in a changing climate. Further information about the development of the plan and details on the forums is available on the DPIPWE website at

Planning for the Future in the South-west

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback from the public and stakeholders on the Melaleuca – Cox Bight Draft Management Statement 2013 and the Melaleuca Draft Site and Rehabilitation Plan 2013.

The Melaleuca and Cox Bight area is located in south-west Tasmania and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 

The Parks and Wildlife Service welcomes feedback from members of the community who use or have an interest in the Melaleuca and Cox Bight area. The draft plans are available (see links above) for public comment from 26 October 2013 for a period of six weeks.

Comments can be made to: (via email) 

or to Peter Mooney, General Manager, Parks and Wildlife Service GPO Box 1751, Hobart, 7001 (by mail).

All submissions should reach the above address by the close of business on 6 December 2013.

General Comments and Enquiries

If you would like to make general enquiries and comments, please use our feedback and enquiries page.