Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain-High Country Comfort in nature……offers the perfect chance to take some time out with as much or as little adventure as you like. Offering year round activity both inside or out, high energy or low key, you can really create a break that is an alpine holiday just for you!

As the only Freehold village which sits above the snowline in Australia, Dinner Plain has wonderful vibrancy during the winter months. The village has a beginner ski run with life, toboggan run, 35 km of cross country ski trails, ski lessons, a luxury spa retreat or an exclusive Aveda hair design, sled dog ride tours and of course, snow play right outside your chalet-bringing the magic and fun of life in the snow right to your door……snow angels, snowmen, snowballs, snowshoeing and most importantly an EASY and relaxed snow holiday!

Connecting with loved ones has never been so easy with something to offer all ages and inclinations. Dinner Plain is the perfect place to make memories. With the mountains of year round adventure:hiking trails, night time nature walks, mountain biking, picnic, guided tours, boardgames, children’s playground, bbq’s, 4wd touring, golf, fishing, tennis, frisbee golf, horseriding. Enjoy the array of year round dining experience.

Banking Facilities

EFTPOS facilities are available at most restaurants and shops and most credit cards are accepted at most establishments.


Bus services are avaiable from Dinner Plain to Mt Hotham from 7am to 7pm every 30 minutes during the winter peak season. Consult this year’s timetable for fares. The Alps Bus Link Services Omeo to Bright provides public transport between Omeo and Bright along the Great Alpine Road. Stops will be made along the route at Dinner Plain.

Car parking
Please park in the car parking available at your accommodation. Fines will be issued for vehicles parked in no standing areas. Permits are required for overnight parking at Scrubbers end and are free of charge.

Day Care(winter only)

Hotham Day Care is located at the Big D, Children’s Snow Zone. Licensed to cater for up to thirty children aged between three months and five years. Hotham Day Care is renowned for its specialised and professional care, providing qualified and experienced staff that strive to meet each child’s individual needs. Hotham Day Care offer three fun filled playrooms along with a separate family rom for breast feeding mothers. Contact details ph:5759 3074.


Dogs are welcomed to Dinner Plain, although a permit is required. This can be arranged with the Alpine Shire. Visit www.alphineshire.vic.gov.au

DP Hut

Day Parking Only.
Permits must be obtained from your accommodation provider and displayed when parked at Scrubbers End.

Firewood and kindling can be purchased locally through Rob Sutherland 0407097994

Public Toilets
Public toilets are located at the DP Hut and Scrubbers End Car Park.

Emergency Services

Ambulance / Fire / Police 000
Bright Police (03) 5755 1444
Mt Hotham Police (winter only) (03) 5759 3535
RACV 13 11 11
State Emergency Service 132 500

Lift Tickets

Are available from Solamon Ski Hire in Dinner Plain

Medical Facilities

The nearest medical facilities are located in Omeo, 43km from Dinner Plain and are advisable to phone ahead, for Ambulance phone 000

Omeo Medical Centre – 03 5159 0140
Omeo District Health 03 5159 0100
Bright Hospital is 63kms from Dinner Plain – 03 5755 0100
Bright Medical Centre 03 5750 1000

Winter: The Mt Hotham Medical Centre is open daily during the ski season, it is located in the Ford Car Park – 03 5759 3551.


The children’s playground is adjacent to the Dinner Plain Hut in the village entrance.

Ski Hire

Hoys Ski Hire on Castrans Corner will be able to assist for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and of course toboggan hire. Contact:5159 9339

Brandy Creek Supermarket on Big Muster Drive (operate during Easter and winter only) and The General Store Supermarket at Mt Hotham operates all year round. 

Mount Beauty Vegetation delivers to Dinner Plain twice weekly all year round and orders can be placed online at www.vegitation.com.au


Telstra and Optus provide mobile service throughout the village. Vodafone does not provide phone coverage.
Radio – Local Stations

Edge FM 102.1;The River 90.1;FMRadio National 88.1FM; ABC 106.5FM;

3NE 15566AM

Service Stations
The nearest service/petrol stations are located at Omeo and Harrietville

Snow Chains Hire & Fitting
It’s a legal requirement to carry chains during the winter season while traveling the Great Alpine road between Harrietville and Omeo.  Chains can be hired from Hoys in Harrietville or Dinner Plain, Rays Ski Hire in Myrtleford or Omeo Ski Hire.

Snow Clearing
Please check that vehicles are not parked along roadways due to snow clearing operations. Overnight parking is available free of charge with a permit which can be organised through your accommodating provider. Local operators clear the roads regularly and for driveway clearing you can contact Dinner Plain Maintenance on 0407097994

Waste & Recycling Services
Collection days during peak periods: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please use the supplied bags for recycling (clear) and rubbish (black) Additional bags are available from the Brandy Creek Supermarket

Properties have an external garbage hutch for your waste; loose waste will not be collected and usually incurs an additional cost to be bagged correctly.

Baby Sitting
Baby sitting is to be announced.

BBQ’S & Picnics
BBQ facilities are located at DP Hut and Scrubbers End. Other picnic sites include JB Hut, Champagne Point, or a short drive to Victoria Falls.