Bushfire victims are being warned about the health risks of returning to their homes.
Tasmania's chief health officer Dr Roscoe Taylor says smouldering debris, live electrical wires, contaminated water and asbestos are among the dangers that could be encountered.
He is urging people not to rush back to their homes unprepared.
"The desire to go home is understandable but it needs to be done carefully and safely to avoid serious injury," Dr Taylor said in a statement.
"Buildings or structures burnt in a bushfire can present many dangers including fallen or sharp objects, broken glass, smouldering coals, damaged or live electrical wires, leaking gas and weakened walls.
"There may also be risks from hazardous materials including asbestos, ash from burnt treated timbers and farm or garden chemicals."
Dr Taylor said people with pre-existing heart or lung complaints should seek medical advice.
Children and pets were best left with carers before the initial visit home.
"And be prepared. Returning to your property may be stressful and exhausting," he said.
"It's best to limit time spent at your property if it has been burnt out."
Returnees are being advised to wear protective clothing, including a face mask, which should be disposed of in a garbage bag when used.
Bottled drinking water is essential as tanks could be contaminated.
Dust and ash should not be disturbed, with buildings built before 1990 potentially containing asbestos.
Residues from treated timbers, LPG gas cylinders, household chemicals and burnt appliances could also be hazardous, Dr Taylor said.
Tasmania Police are yet to indicate when residents will be allowed to return to the worst-affected properties in the state's southeast.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Donna Adams said briefings would be needed to ensure people return safely.
"We don't want people going into the area and obviously compromising their safety," Ms Adams said.
Police have organised a series of convoys out of the Tasman Peninsula for those stranded, the latest scheduled for Tuesday evening.