The Victorian Government advised this morning that as part of its stage 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions across regional Victoria, all Victorian alpine resorts must not allow members of the public to enter the resorts. Accordingly, visitors will not be permitted to enter the Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Resorts from 5:00pm on Thursday 6 August 2020, and any breaches will be eligible for a significant fine.
Permanent residents, seasonal residents and on-mountain staff are permitted to remain living within the resorts during these stage 3 restrictions. These restrictions apply to all people living within the resorts, who are only permitted to leave their accommodation for one of the four allowed reasons and only if wearing a face covering. Further details are available here – www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au
The Resort Management Board will continue to provide core services through this time, although there may be some reductions such as the frequency of road clearing and rubbish removal, the hours of operation of Reception and the Post Office, and whether there is a need for any medical centre or transportation services. The playgrounds at Mirimbah and within the Mt Buller Village have been closed.
The Government has advised that:
the on-mountain supermarket can continue to operate;
takeaway food & beverage outlets can continue to operate;
people living within the resorts can continue to exercise outdoors including cross country skiing;
ski lifts cannot operate.