It is the role of Alpine Resorts Victoria, as a State Government statutory authority, to act in accordance with relevant laws and legislation, including the Alpine Resorts (Management) Regulations. The current Regulations require all vehicles entering Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Mt Stirling to carry diamond pattern chains when in-resort, which is a provision that ARV also elects to extend to Mt Baw Baw. The requirement to carry chains at Lake Mountain is determined on a daily basis subject to weather and road conditions.

Alpine Resorts Victoria will continue to work with the alpine sector to ensure these Regulations continue to be contemporary and fit for purpose while maintaining the safety of all people looking to access the resort.

The Regulations define wheel chains as:

"...any devices designed to be fitted to wheels of a motor vehicle to increase the directional stability and traction of the wheels of that vehicle on a road affected by snow or ice that are— (a) if the motor vehicle is within the Mount Buller Alpine Resort or the Mount Stirling Alpine Resort, devices determined to be wheel chains in any determination made under regulation 23A that applies to the Resort; and (b) in any other case, devices made up of chains in a diamond pattern."

For further information, view the Alpine Resorts (Management) Regulations 2020, please visit: Alpine Resorts (Management) Regulations 2020

Page last updated: 25/07/23