There are rapid changes occurring in the community at the moment. This includes DPIPWE. This page will keep you up to date with DPIPWE closures and cancellations. You can also find information about supportive measures for the community administered by DPIPWE.
Access to other DPIPWE facilities statewide is now limited. This includes
- Stony Rise
- Mount Pleasant building
- Lands Building
- Inland Fisheries Service at New Norfolk and New Town
Anybody visiting a staff member or service desk will be required to call ahead via the phone available in the entrance to the building. If you would like to ring or email ahead please refer to the list of
Doing business with us
The Government understands that COVID-19 is creating uncertainty and financial pressure for our suppliers. We want to help. Effective immediately we have reduced our payment terms from 30
days to 14 days for the payment of all correctly rendered invoices.
To ensure your invoice is processed efficiently, send a correctly rendered tax invoice to:
Important advice for Tasmanian Agricultural Businesses
If you are impacted by or have concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), phone the Business Tasmania Hotline on 1800 440 026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Tasmania website
also offers general advice and assistance options.
The Australian Government has announced a
to support businesses. Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses.
Go to the Fair Work website
to find out about
your workplace entitlements and obligations if you're affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
For detailed information and resources specific to tourism and hospitality businesses, go to the Tourism Tasmania website
up to date FAQ.
Analytical Services Tasmania
Visitors to Analytical Services Tasmania are requested to phone the number displayed at the ground floor security desk and will be assisted accordingly. This will enable appropriate social distancing to apply.
Animal Health Laboratory
Clients are requested to call ahead before dropping specimens to the lab. This will minimise unnecessary public contact.
Veterinary Board of Tasmania
has produced an information sheet on COVID-19 for veterinary Professionals.
Tasmanians can still take their animals to a vet and boarding kennel if required under current community movement restrictions due to COVID-19. Information on ways to mitigate the COVID-19 risk from companion animals is now available to Tasmanian animal owners concerned about their pets on the Tasmanian Government coronavirus website.
EPA Tasmania continues to monitor work, health and safety considerations of its staff, as well as providing regulatory activities in light of COVID-19.
Business and community stakeholders can follow EPA Tasmania's COVID-19 webpage for updates.
Fisheries Licensing (Level 1 – Tasplan Building)
Visitors to the Fisheries licensing offices are requested to phone the number displayed at the ground floor security desk and will be assisted accordingly. This will enable appropriate social distancing to apply.
A new online digital licensing platform, FishPort
provides an alternative to the paper-based licensing application system for the commercial wild-capture marine fishing industry in Tasmania.
Hunting and harvesting is no longer allowed in many Parks reserves and conservation areas.
Inland Fisheries Service
The Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) is working alongside all Tasmanian Government agencies in response to COVID-19.
Recreational fishing access is now restricted due to the closure of all national parks and reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service and land managed by Sustainable Timbers Tasmania and Hydro Tasmania. This includes all lakes, other waterways and boat ramps.
Camping areas and campgrounds are closed across Tasmania.
Land Titles Office (Level 1 – Lands Building, Hobart)
To reduce the number of people visiting the Land Titles Office, solicitors and surveyors are requested to direct enquiries via phone or email. Documents should be lodged online, submitted via post, or delivered to a secure drop-box in the foyer.
Visitors to the Lands Building are requested to phone the number displayed at the ground floor security desk and will be assisted accordingly. This will enable appropriate social distancing to apply.
For more information about land titles matters visit the Land Titles Office
page on the DPIPWE website.
Parks and Wildlife Service
Tasmania's national parks are closed until further notice in an effort to stop non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) is closed to the public until further notice. Essential staff remain onsite and will continue caring for the living collections at the Gardens.
2020 Recreational scallop season closure
The recreational scallop season in Tasmania will remain closed as part of broader measures to protect Tasmaians during the current COVID-19 situation.
More information can be found on the COVID-19 recreational fishing information page.
Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority (TDIA)
The safety of our volunteers, employees and visitors is our utmost priority. All non-essential volunteering programs have been suspended until further notice. This also includes individual participation as part of community or environmental groups.
DPIPWE is monitoring the rapidly changing response to COVID-19. This includes any volunteer involvement within essential DPIPWE programs. Volunteers should consider their own personal circumstances, adhere to all government advice, including hygiene and social distancing, and cease volunteer participation wherever needed. There is no obligation to participate.
Please contact your DPIPWE Volunteer Program Supervisor or your Volunteer Team Leader directly for advice if you are unsure of the current status of volunteer programs. Alternatively, contact the Department by email email@example.com or your Volunteer Service Organisation directly, including
Wildcare and Landcare Tasmania.
Go to the Parks and Wildlife Service website FAQs for information about PWS facility closures.
More information about DPIPWE's volunteer program is available at dpipwe.tas.gov.au/about-the-department/volunteering-at-dpipwe.