A majority of Tasmanians are opposed to new coal mines in the state, a Greens poll shows.
The poll was commissioned by Australian Greens Tasmanian Senator Nick McKim.
Mr McKim has used the poll results to call on Premier Peter Gutwein to rule out any new coal mines for Tasmania.
The poll was done last month and involved nearly 1200 respondents with 61 per cent of those surved opposed to new coal mines, 26 per cent in favour of new coal mines and 13 per cent unsure.
The question asked was: "Two privately owned mining companies have recently been awarded grants to explore for coal in Tasmania. Do you support or oppose new coal mines in Tasmania?"
In Braddon only 50 per cent of those surveyed were opposed to new coal mines, it was 55 per cent in Lyons with the biggest opposition of 73 per cent in Clark.
The most support for new coal mines was 34 per cent of respondents in Braddon with the lowest support of 18 per cent in Clark.
The most opposition was in people aged 35 to 54 and the most support was from men at 31 per cent compared with 21 per cent of women who supported new coal mines.
Senator McKim said the poll results should be a wake up call for the major parties, "both of whom support coal exploration in Tasmania".
"New coal mines would be a disaster at every level for Tasmania," Senator McKim said.
"Overwhelmingly Tasmanians do not want new coal mines here."
"New Premier Peter Gutwein says he wants to 'do more' on climate change - well he should start by immediately ruling out new coal mines in our state."
Senator McKim said he believed Tasmanians wanted the state to be a leader in clean and renewable energy.
"Coal mines would destroy productive farmland and undermine our clean and green reputation," he said. "They would also be a crime against nature and our climate."