Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan


TWWHA Management Plan

2016 Management Plan cover image​The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) was established to protect, conserve, present and pass on to future generations one of the world's outstanding wilderness areas. To ensure effective management of this region, the department has produced a new management plan. The plan was signed by the Governor-in-Council on 29 November 2016 and came into statutory effect  on 21 December 2016. 


Tasmania is also a signatory to the 2009 Australian World Heritage Intergovernmental Agreement and as such requires the Federal Minister for the Environment to seek assurance from the States that management plans for World Heritage properties meet the agreement’s World Heritage Management Principles. The Federal Minister endorsed the plan as meeting those principles on 24 November 2016.

TWWHA M​an​​agement Plan 2016 (full document):

 Please note, this is a very large file and may take some time to download.


Executiv​​​e Sum​​​mary only

  Executive Summary TWWHA Management Plan 2016   (654Kb)


​Frequently Asked Questions

  Frequently Asked Questions - TWWHA Management Plan 2016   (139Kb)​

Supportin​​g ​Documents

​The management plan con​tains links to the following supporting documents:

  PWS Cave Access Policy   (2Mb)

  PWS Fire Management Policy 2014   (218Kb)

  PWS Fire Planning Policy 2014   (459Kb)

  Northwest Region Strategic Fire Management Plan   (2Mb)

  Northern Region Strategic Fire Management Plan   (1Mb)

  Southern Region Strategic Fire Management Plan   (2Mb)

  Reserve Activity Assessment - System Overview for External Proponents   (980Kb)

  Walking Track Management Strategy Tasmania National Parks and Reserves 2011-2020   (3Mb)


Further Information

For further information contact:

Allison Woolley, Manager Planning Services

Parks and Wildlife Service​​​

email: allison.woolley@parks.tas.gov.au
phone: 03 6165 4261

The Australian Government Department of the Environment’s website includes information about the values of the TWWHA and includes a series of maps showing the current TWWHA boundary (including the 2010, 2012 and 2013 additions). See http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/places/world/tasmanian-wilderness​​



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