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Enjoy the benefits of membership

Our members make us strong. When you become a member of the Tasmanian National Parks Association you have an opportunity to play an active role in ensuring the well-being of Tasmania’s national parks and their natural heritage for present and future generations.

In addition you will:

  • Receive bi-annual illustrated newsletters with in-depth articles about national parks and the conservation of our natural areas.

  • Receive regular email updates on current national parks issues and what we are doing about them.

  • Be the first to receive invitations to slideshows, guest speaker and other special events.

  • Learn how you can have your say on what happens in Tasmania’s parks and reserves.

To join the Tasmanian National Parks Association please fill out our Membership form and return it by:

  • Mail your form and membership fee to:
    Tasmanian National Parks Association Inc
    GPO Box 2188
    HOBART
    TASMANIA 7001

OR email a scan of your form to treasurer@tnpa.org.au and pay your membership fee electronically by direct transfer to :

  • Bank: MYSTATE
    BSB: 807 009
    Account Number: 5124 2477
    Name of account: Tasmanian National Parks Association Inc

Please contact us at treasurer@tnpa.org.au with the date you made the transfer so our Treasurer can match your membership application with the payment.

Our annual membership fee is $25 for individuals ($10 if unwaged) and  $50 for households or organisations. To renew your Tasmanian National Parks Association membership please pay your membership fee electronically by direct transfer to:

  • Bank: MYSTATE
    BSB: 807 009
    Account Number: 5124 2477
    Name of account: Tasmanian National Parks Association Inc

Please ensure you identify the payment with your name when transferring the money into the account and email treasurer@tnpa.org.au with the date you made the transfer so we can identify the payment.

OR, alternatively, you can send a cheque/money order with your membership fee and current contact details (including your email address if you have one) to:

  • Tasmanian National Parks Association Inc
    GPO Box 2188
    HOBART
    TASMANIA 7001
Leatherwood. Photo: Grant Dixon

Photo: Grant Dixon

Thanks for Supporting Our Work

  • The Pelion Plains in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Part of the iconic Overland Track. Photo: Grant Dixon

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area encompasses 1.6 million hectares of Tasmanian’s southwest and central highlands. Its World Heritage status implies the highest possible level of protection but pro-development governments mean threats to the area’s integrity and wild character persist.

  • Painted Cliffs, Maria Island National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

National Parks Management

Poor planning and inappropriate development in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves is not restricted to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

  • Waterfall Valley, Cradle Mountain - Lk S Clair National Park. Photo: Gaant Dixon

Tourism & Park Planning

The Tasmanian Government's policy of 'unlocking our national parks' with minimal opportunity for public scrutiny of proposed developments is a a major threat to the integrity of our parks and reserves.

  • Bushwalker above Lake Judd, Southwest National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon.

Recreation Management

Tasmania is one on the most highly regarded bushwalking areas in Australia and there is a long history of attempts to achieve the sustainable management of walking tracks and their use by walkers.

  • Western Arthur Range in the Southwest National Park. Photo: Geoff Dixon

Wilderness

The protection of wild character and managing the opportunity for visitors to experience wilderness underpins a great deal of our work.

The Tasmanian National Parks Association offers an independent voice for Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, to ensure they are managed for the conservation of the values for which they were proclaimed.

Our Approach

We reinforce public values, concerns and criticisms to policy makers and managers, while promoting conservation awareness.

Our Work

A major current concern is the threat to the integrity of parks and reserves from inappropriate tourism developments.