THOSE stranded on the Tasman Peninsula due to bushfires have been able to leave, but other Tasmanians still can't return to their properties.
More than 1000 vehicles have been evacuated from the Peninsula in a series of convoys under police escort over the past 48 hours.
However, Premier Lara Giddings was last night unable to say when residents would be able to return to their properties - some of which are undamaged.
"We do know there is a want for people to be able to go home and for many to be able to see what happened to the destruction of their home, for those who lost them, but we have to put safety at the forefront of anything we do here," she said.
"We are doing everything we can to get people quickly back to their homes, but it may take some days yet."
Tasmania's Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Donna Adams said police were yesterday finalising plans on when and how to allow people to return.
Police will want to brief residents before they return on dangers such as asbestos, contaminated water, leaking gas and falling trees
"We don't want people going into the area and obviously compromising their safety," Deputy Commissioner Adams said.
"There are a number of safety and public health issues that need to be considered before we start bringing people back into the area."
The Health Department is arranging protective gear for those who want to comb the remains of their homes. There is also detailed advice available on the Workplace Standards Tasmania website.
Aurora Energy hopes to reconnect the Peninsula to the state's power supply by the end of the week.