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Safety and regulations
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- All the plants and animals in the park are protected. Leave the park as you find it.
- Do not feed the wildlife.
- Light fires only in the fireplaces provided. Learn more about campfire safety.
- Firearms are not permitted.
- Dispose of soap and detergent at least 50m from waterways.
- Where possible, use a portable gas or fuel stove.
- Keep to designated tracks.
- Dogs and other pets are not permitted.
- Understand the risks associated with backcountry skiing and snowboarding, including unstable and deep snow; steep icy slopes; cornice formation; avalanches; and, extreme weather
- Be self-sufficient with drinking water. Carry it in and/or know how to make untreated water safe for drinking. For more information read Water - make it safe to drink, contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or visit the Better Health Channel.
- Snow chains must be carried on all days as indicated by the signage at the Entrance Station. This applies to all classes of vehicles, including four wheel drives. They must be fitted when and at the location indicated by road signage. Failure to do so endangers you and your family. Penalties apply.
- Drive carefully on the winding roads, especially in snow or icy conditions and watch for wildlife.
- Take care near lookouts and waterfalls. There are steep slopes and sheer drops.
- Make sure you have appropriate clothing and equipment for winter visits and to allow for sudden weather changes. The weather can be severe at any time of the year.
- Andersons Peak Track limited markings and definition. The track may be difficult to find and independent navigation is essential.
- This park has been assessed to have a high level of bushfire risk and will be closed for public safety on days of Code Red Fire Danger Rating.
- On days of Code Red Fire Danger parks and forests are not safe places to be. For your own safety, do not enter parks or forests and if you are already there you should leave the night before or early in the morning.
- For more information on the location of parks within Bureau of Meteorology forecast districts and closures on days of forecast Code Red Fire Danger Rating, click here.
- Fires (including barbecues) must not be lit on days of Total Fire Ban. For more information about Total Fire Bans visit the CFA website.