Frequently Asked Questions

Falls Creek is a unique Alpine Environment therefore it is important that all visitors to the mountain are aware of some basic facts to ensure your stay is safe and enjoyable.

General FAQ

Falls Creek does not have a fuel station. Mt Beauty, located approximately 33kms at the bottom of the mountain, is the closest fuel stop and all drivers should fill their vehicle up before making their way up the mountain. Mt Beauty fuel stations are open from 7am - 7pm all year round. There are also various fuel stations on the way to Falls Creek along the Hume Hwy and neighbouring towns. In winter, diesel vehicles should fill up with Alpine Diesel from Mt Beauty or other local suppliers to ensure their vehicle works correctly in the cold conditions. Drivers should also check at the local service stations their anti-freeze levels.

Winter FAQ

YES YOU DO! Snow chains are a legal requirement for ALL vehicles entering Falls Creek alpine resort. All vehicles (including 2WD & 4WD) must carry a pair of snow chains even when the roads are clear during the declared snow season. Random checks from police will be carried out during the season and fines do apply. Snow chains can be hired from various ski hire and service stations on your way to Falls Creek or you may wish to purchase/hire them before you commence your journey. There is designated snow chain fitting bays along the mountain ascent so make sure you are aware of how to fit chains correctly. Make sure you have a torch, towel and a plastic sheet as you never what time of the day or in what conditions you may need to fit snow chains!

All Resorts Season Permit FAQs

All of Victoria’s six declared alpine resorts – Falls Creek, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, Mt Stirling, Lake Mountain and Mt Baw Baw. 

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