Before you begin the drive up the hill to Falls Creek, it is important to make sure your vehicle is ready for the drive. If you have a diesel vehicle you will need to stop in Mt Beauty and top up with Alpine Diesel. You will need to ensure you have enough space in your tank as you will need around 50% of the mix to be Alpine Diesel to ensure your car will start in the cold temperatures at Falls Creek. Alternatively you can add an Anti-Freeze / Coolant to your cars diesel mix. Petrol cars do not need any additives placed in the tank.
If you do not have snow chains with you, Mt Beauty is the last place to rent or purchase them for your vehicle. Snow chains are legally required to be carried by all vehicles, 2WD and 4WD. Police regularly check vehicles are carrying chains and you can be issued with a fine if you are not carrying them.