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- All the plants and animals in the park are protected. Leave the park as you find it.
- Bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you.
- Light fires only in the fireplaces provided. Learn more about campfire safety.
- Firearms are not permitted.
- Keep to designated tracks.
- Much of this park forms the catchment for Melbourne's water supply and access is limited to protect water quality. Observe signs indicating protected catchment areas.
- Camping is not permitted.
- 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
- Emergency markers points are located in this park to help pinpoint your exact location in the case of an emergency. In an emergency call 000 and quote the emergency marker code. Further information about emergency markers is available here.
- When walking in the snow, wear snow boots as normal walking boots become saturated and very cold. At other times, sturdy walking boots are recommended.
- During winter you should always have good water proof pants and jacket, and a warm jumper as the weather can change quickly bringing rain and snow. Always tell someone where you intend walking and report to them when you return.
- Take a good map (and knowing how to read it) and do not leave the track.
- Be alert – snakes, leeches and wasps are found in the park.
- Mobile phones may not be in network range in some areas of the park.
- 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.