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Dog Permits

Victoria’s alpine regions are amongst the most biodiverse regions in Australia. Domestic animals post a risk to our native wildlife and sensitive alpine environment. 

The RMB manages a dog permit system to restrict the number of dogs allowed into the resort to minimise these environmental impacts.

No other domestic animal (including cats) are permitted in the resort.

Dog Permit Applications - closed for 2022

A permit is not required for registered guide dogs, assistance dogs or people transporting a dog through the resort.

Year-round Dog Permits

  • Year-round dog permits are offered to year-round residents, employees, property or business owners. Year-round dog permits are issued annually and are valid from 1 January to 31 December each year. Applications for 2022 are now closed. If you would like to express your interest for a 2023 permit you are welcome to email

Summer Dog Permits

  • Summer permits are available for short term/temporary residents of Mt Hotham and are only valid outside of the declared winter season.
  • Summer dog permits can apply via our online form.


  • All dogs must remain on a lead at all times.
  • All faeces must be collected, placed into a bag, the soiled bag must then be placed into a garbage bag then into the garbage hutch.
  • All dogs are only able to be walked within the designated dog walking areas as outlined on the map below.
  • All other areas are restricted as fox baiting may impact these areas.

Dog Walking Area Map

For a full list of terms and conditions please see the Dog Permit Policy.