Hiding geocaches on highway bridges, or other state infrastructure  is not allowed in Tasmania. Following a query  during 2019, the following information was provided by DSG.
"Section 16, Subsection (1) of the Roads and Jetties Act 1935 states that structures shall not be erected or placed and other works shall not be done in a State Highway or subsidiary road without the written consent of the Minister.  The placement of geocaching boxes on or in structures managed by the Department of State Growth would be considered work in the road reserve and is therefore forbidden without written consent."  The DSG Officer went on to say that permission was unlikely to given, however permission can be requested by sending an email to  info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Wellington Park

The Wellington Park Management Trust are considering the development of a policy covering the placement of geocaches. For the time being, geocaches may be placed, as long as they are placed responsibly with respect for the environment, so as not to encourage damage to vegetation or other park facilities.

Caches near historical buildings or other structures must be placed at least 10 metres clear of the structure to ensure they are not disturbed by searchers.

There are three water catchment areas which are off limits for the placement of further caches.

These are:

  • North West Bay River and Pipeline Track
  • Limekiln Gully Catchment
  • Knights Creek Catchment

If you are in any doubt as to the boundaries of these areas, submit a Location Check to the Reviewer so your placement location can be checked.

HIDING GEOCACHES in National/State Parks
This is generally okay, but there are some exceptions, see Wellington Park above.

The key thing here is to hide them near tracks, and be careful in sensitive areas, not to place them in such a fashion that searchers could damage the environment. You need to make this aspect foolproof by using thoughtful placements with clear hints if there is any risk.

If there are problems caused by cache placement it could result in caching being banned, which has happened in some parts, and nobody wants that situation to develop.

The intent of the Event Stacking guideline is to prevent the creation of two or more events which can easily be attended by the same attendees, thus turning it into a smilie gathering exercise rather than a genuine social meetup.

For this state, the guideline is interpreted as –

Events must be time separated such that the start of an event must be at least 4 hours after the end of another event, if the events are within 30km if both events are in the city, and 50 km if one or both are rural.

CITOs are exempt from this restriction.

Tasmanian Reviewer

About This Guide

The local laws and guidelines for geocaching placement vary from place to place. As community reviewers learn geocache placement policies for a certain location, they can add it here. This site may not be a complete or accurate list of land policies. These policies are made by the land owner or manager, they are neither the reviewer’s nor Geocaching HQ’s. This guide is just for reference, if no policies for the area you’re looking for are listed, that doesn't mean no policies exist. You must still obtain permission to place your geocache from the landowner or land manager,comply with all applicable laws, and follow the Geocaching Listing Requirements.

If you have an update, email the community reviewer(s) listed.


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