Australian regulations

The requirements for snow tyres or chains vary depending on your location in Australia. You can use the information below to guide you through these regulations.

Please note: information correct as at 18 April, 2018. Please contact the relevant Victorian or NSW alpine area for more details.

State NSW VICTORIA VICTORIA VICTORIA VICTORIA VICTORIA VICTORIA VICTORIA VICTORIA
Area Kosciuszko National Park Mt Buller Mt Buller – RMB Village Access Falls Creek Mt Hotham Mt Baw Baw Lake Mountain Mount Buffalo VicRoads Hazardous Areas (all) – Alpine: Bus, 12 + seats
Chains requirements
2WD Yes^ Yes* No entry for 2WDs Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes* Yes
AWD Not mandatory, but recommended Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes* Yes
4WD Not mandatory, but recommended Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes* Yes
Permitted chain types
Diamond pattern Yes Yes Yes Yes Mandatory Recommended Yes Yes Must be approved diamond pattern
Ladder pattern Yes Yes Not Permitted Yes Not Permitted Not Permitted Yes Yes Not Permitted
Spider chains Yes Yes Not Permitted Yes Not Permitted Yes Yes Yes Not Permitted
Snow socks Not Permitted on 2WD Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted
Winter/snow tyres – accepted: Recommended Yes 3PMSF Snow Tyres highly recommended, M+S as a minimum Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Open tread pattern tyres required
Notes ^ Snow chains to ‘O’ NORM 5117 recommended * May vary for day visitors, please check daily snow report All vehicles entering MTB Village require 185mm ground clearance * May vary for day visitors, please check daily snow report * May vary for day visitors, please check daily snow report

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