Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

Perisher Range resorts services

Perisher Valley Sewage Treatment Plant laboratory

Perisher Valley Sewage Treatment Plant laboratory

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is responsible for the care, control and management of the NSW alpine resort areas.

The Perisher Range resorts include the areas of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Blue Cow, Sawpit Creek, Wilsons Valley and Diggers Creek.

Within the Perisher Range resorts, NPWS Municipal Services Unit is also responsible for providing services including water, waste water, garbage and in-resort roads.


Water is provided to the village areas from Rock Creek, Piper’s Creek, Farm Creek and Sawpit Creek. It undergoes ultraviolet disinfection prior to distribution through the reticulation network.

Waste water treatment

NPWS operates 2 sewage treatment plants, one at Perisher Valley and one at Sawpit Creek. The Perisher Valley sewage treatment plant treats sewage effluent collected from Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Guthega, while the Sawpit Creek plant treats all wastewater from the Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat tourist park.

Both sewage treatment plants operate under an Environment Protection Licence issued by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The pollution incident response management plans that are required to be prepared and implemented as per the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 can be viewed here:

The monitoring data that is collected in accordance with these environment protection licences is available here:

NPWS has developed a 'Wastewater Pre-treatment Guideline' which applies to all premises within the Perisher Range resort areas of Perisher Valley that discharge wastewater to the Perisher Range sewerage system. Ensuring that wastewater pre-treatment systems are installed and are in good condition will result in significant benefits to the sewerage system and environment. The document covers domestic grease traps,commercial grease traps, trade waste separators, pools and spas.

Perisher Range Resorts Wastewater Pre-treatment Guidelines


waste and recycling hut

Waste and recycling huts at
Perisher Valley lodges.

NPWS operates a waste collection service during the ski season for Perisher Valley and Smiggin Holes premises. Waste is collected by a contractor on a daily or twice-weekly basis and is transported to the Perisher Valley Waste Transfer Station (WTS). Waste and recyclables in Guthega are collected from the waste transfer area at the Guthega Ski Centre.

Charlotte Pass Village waste is transported to the Perisher Valley WTS.

Waste stored at the Perisher Valley WTS is taken to the Jindabyne landfill, while recyclables are transported out of the park for sorting by a contractor to distribute to recycling markets in NSW.

There is no waste collection service in summer; premises are required to bring their waste and recyclables to the Perisher Valley WTS.

Map of Waste Transfer Station (WTS)

Perisher Range Resorts Waste Hut Guidelines (PDF 1.5MB)

Additional information is provided in the NPWS Perisher Range Resorts - Waste Service Information (PDF 188KB)


When snow conditions allow, most internal roads within Perisher Range resorts are snow covered and only accessible by oversnow transport. The NPWS licenses a commercial operator to provide public oversnow transport operations in Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Guthega. The NPWS maintains the snow-covered internal roads within these places using snow cats to groom the surfaces and provide safe access to lodges and other places. For further information regarding road status within Perisher Village and other alpine resorts, please contact the NPWS office on 6457 4444.

For information on Kosciuszko Road contact the Roads and Maritime Services on 132 701.

Other services


Page last updated: 12 July 2018