Snow chains

Submitted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 21:11
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Hi all , can anyone please tell me if it is a legal requirement to carry snow chains in the winter in the high country?
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 21:40

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 21:40
Not sure of all areas but I know you need them if you are going to the snow fields in the Snowy Mountains National Park and many of the snow fields in Victoria.
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Reply By: garrycol - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 23:31

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 23:31
In Victoria yes - in NSW, no, if you are in a 4wd.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 06:35

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 06:35
In Victoria you are not required to carry snow chains anywhere in the high country except in Alpine Resorts. Ie the ski fields - except Lake Mountain, where it is mandatory to carry ski chains even for 4wds.

Use of chains outside the resorts is discourages on tracks unless it is actually in show.

Also if you are going to the resorts, and have a diesel don't forget to top up with Alpine diesel near the ski fields.

The other consideration is that the Licola - Jamieson Rd is closed in winter unless you meet certain criteria such as having sat phone, HF, and a member of a 4wd club, and you have a permit available from fwd victoria. The Dargo High Plains Rd is also closed over Winter.

Hope that helps.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 06:36

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 06:36
To clarify the first sentence, you need chains for 4wds everywhere except Lake mountain where you don't need them.
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Reply By: coonick - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 11:34

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 11:34
In vic as far as carrying chains is...
if your staying over night on the mountain...you must carry chains.
if only up for a day trip...they will inform you if required on a daily basis.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 08:49

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 08:49
They're mandatory at all ski resorts full stop and at Marysville if notified.
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Reply By: greg l2 - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 14:52

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 14:52
snow chains $ 34 sat ALDI
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Reply By: Member - David S40 - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 18:58

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 18:58
Thankyou all respondents. it has been very helpful.
Dave.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 08:44

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 08:44
Note that at Hotham the chains have to be diamond pattern.

If you hire or buy that's normally what you get but some folk still have ancient ladder chains in their kit.
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