The RMB makes a concerted effort to rationalize vehicle movements within the village. The roads within the Mt Buller Village are used by both pedestrians and vehicles.

The Board’s aim is to provide safe road/pedestrian walkways plus allow for effective snow clearing operations. Strict guidelines apply to vehicle permit applications and must be adhered to so as to maintain a functional, organised, and user-friendly resort. Four Wheel Drive Permits are special permits issued by application to allow vehicles access to the Mount Buller Village. The permit provides for gate entry at both the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Alpine Resorts.

To be eligible for a “Village Season Permit”, the site must have designated parking space (onsite or roadside) as determined by the RMB, and the applicant must satisfy ONE of the following criteria;

The applicant must: -Be an Apartment Owner; Be a current Lodge / Club Member and provide proof if requested;  Operate a business within the Village by way of a Commercial Lease; Must have leased an apartment or club for entire season and provide supporting paperwork

Permit and vehicle conditions apply and are provided to the applicant and must be acknowledged by the applicant prior to the issue of a pass. Each pass is identified by a serial number and the personal details of the owner are managed by the Resort Administration.

The applicant must ensure that the driver of the vehicle has the capability and experience of driving in hazardous conditions that arise from snow and ice on alpine roads. which ensure that the vehicle is capable of being driven in the snow and icy road conditions that may exist during the snow season. Applicants are to ensure that the vehicle will be fitted with appropriate tyres for snow season driving and that wheel chains are carried at all times.

Click here to download the village vehicle permit F.A.Qs

Click here to download the 2021 Village permit conditions

Mt Buller 4WD/AWD Village Season Permit applications open on February 1st and close on 15 March 2020 - for enquiries, please email



A licence is required by people or businesses who conduct organised tours or recreational businesses for profit within the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Alpine Resorts under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978. 

Before making an application for a Commercial Operator Licence, prospective licence-holders should contact Resort Management and confirm the availability, terms and conditions of licences for the specific activity.

The decision to grant a Commercial Operator Licence, its duration and conditions remains within the discretion of Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management (RMB).

  • Click here to download the 2018-2019 Commercial Operator Licence Application Form.
  • Click here to download a Public Liability insurance checklist to ensure your certificate of currency is compliant.

Before you apply for a Commercial Operator Licence, please contact Environmental Services at Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management on 03 5777 6077 or email

For further information on other alpine activities and alpine areas outside the Resort, the Australian Alps National Parks website,, is an excellent starting point. 

Mt Buller Mt Stirling Drone Policy

In order to ensure the safety of our guests all drone useage, for both commercial and non-commercial purposes, at Mt Buller and Mt Stirling, must be pre-approved, and comply with Resort and CASA regulations. The application form and policy can be found below. We suggest you contact to discuss your application prior to submission.

Once a request has been received it will be reviewed by Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Resort Management Board (RMB) and if over the ski field area, Buller Ski Lifts (BSL). Should approval be granted Ski Patrol, Mountain Operations and all other relevant departments will be sent an outline of the plan including location, time, flight details and contact information. It may be deemed necessary for filming to be supervised by relevant RMB and BSL staff members.

Filming on the ski area during lift operations times is unlikely to be approved, without a flightplan being designed in consultation with Buller Ski Lifts.


Please note that hobbyists are not permitted in the resort. No request or application will be considered. 

Any persons found flying a drone in the Resort without prior authorisation will be asked to cease operations and leave the ski area with their drone.

Official Drone Policy »

Drone Flight Application Form »

Dogs in Alpine Resorts

The Alpine Resort (Management) Regulations 2009 state that dogs can’t be brought into the Mt Buller Resort unless a current Dog Permit has been issued by the RMB and the conditions are adhered to.

Dogs are not allowed within the Mt Stirling Alpine Resort under any circumstance.

Cats are not permitted in either Resort under any circumstances.

The penalty for bringing a dog into the Mt Buller Resort without a permit is $2,000.

Click here for permit information.


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