Whale & Dolphin Viewing GuidelinesGuidelines for dolphin and whale watching are in place in Tasmanian and Commonwealth waters to ensure human safety and to protect the welfare of the animals. The guidelines apply to both commercial operators (eg tour operators) as well as individuals lucky enough to chance upon a pod of dolphins or whales.
If you see whales, dolphins or other marine mammals in Tasmanian waters, please ring our hotline (0427 WHALES or 0427 942 537). This information is vital. Not only are you adding to our knowledge of these species, your information may even prevent whales and dolphins from stranding.
The basic rules when near whales and dolphins are to keep a safe distance, remain quiet, and do not try to touch or feed them.
Contact: Marine Mammal Conservation ProgramBiodiversity Conservation Branch
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
134 Macquarie Street, GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6233 3477
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