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Perisher Visitor Office

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Perisher Visitor Office.

Getting there and parking

The Perisher Visitor Office is in the centre of Perisher Valley ski resort area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Follow Kosciuszko Road from Jindabyne for around 33km to Perisher Valley
  • The information centre is located on Kosciuszko Road, across the road from the fire station

Road quality

Winter access to Perisher and Charlotte Pass:

  • Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass from June to October long weekends.
  • You can use the free overnight parking at Bullocks Flat Skitube terminal, off Alpine Way (no park entry fees in this section of Alpine Way). Then ride the Skitube to Perisher and Blue Cow resorts.
  • Charlotte Pass oversnow transport departs from Perisher Skitube terminal.

Snow chains:

It’s compulsory for all 2WD vehicles to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on:

  • Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher)
  • Guthega Road
  • Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin

The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) recommends snow chains are carried by all vehicles driving in the park in winter, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Visit the Live Traffic website for current conditions

Parking

  • Winter: Day parking only from 7:00 to midnight – designated disabled spots
  • Summer: Day and overnight parking available - designated disabled spots
  • Road from Perisher to Charlotte Pass - closed from June long weekend to October long weekend regardless of snow conditions

Facilities

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Indoor picnic tables

Drinking water

Electric power

Powerpoints available. Cooking not permitted.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

Designated disabled parking and accessible toilets available.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.

Map of Perisher Information Centre, Kosciuszko National Park. Image: OEH

Operated by

  • Perisher Valley office
  • Winter (June to October long weekends): Daily 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm. Rest of year: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • 02 6457 4444
  • 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624

Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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    • Perisher Valley office
      02 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter (June to October long weekends): Daily 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm. Rest of year: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday.
    • 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Visitor centre

Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer