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Hoy's Great Alpine Road Chain Fitting Service



Experience the Great Alpine Road to Mount Hotham and let HOYS help with all your Chain Fitting needs.

Hoys Snow Chain Fitting Service operates whenever chains are required to be fitted on the Great Alpine Road between Harrietville and the Mt Hotham village. 

This Mobile Service is located in the designated roadside chain fitting bays between Harrietville and the Hotham Village. Hoys chain fitters will fit & remove Hoys hired chains at NO EXTRA CHARGE to your car when and where chains are needed. Look for our big white van with HOYS logos and flashing orange lights on the way up the Great Alpine road - or ask at our Harrietville shop when hiring your chains - where are the boys going to be? 

When travelling to the snow, it is compulsory to carry chains. Chains must be carried in your car before commencing travel on the Great Alpine Road from Harrietville & from Omeo. We use only quality Diamond chains, available from Hoys Harrietville A-Frame Ski Centre & Hoys Chains Omeo. There is NO roadside chain hire available, only fitting.

Hoys are the Mt Hotham snow chain experts and have been operating the mobile chain service for over 30 years, helping guests get to their holiday destination safely with the least amount of hassle. When you hire Hoys chains in Harrietville, staff rigorously test your hired chains to make sure they fit your tyres and are suitable to your individual car. We then fit your Hoys hired chains free of charge at the Hoys mobile chain fitting depot. This can save you time and heartache ensuring your holiday starts on the right footing! If you have your own chains – we charge $15 to fit them for you. 

If you have chains on your vehicle & they are not required when departing the mountain, the boys in the Hoys shops at Hotham & Dinner Plain will remove them for free.

Both rental and retail chains are available at HOYS Harrietville. 

Hoys Omeo

Rent Hoys chains at 157 Day Ave, Omeo. The Chain outlet is on the left hand side as you come down the Main St from Gippsland, between the Post Office & the Elders building.

The same quality chains & the same discount package deals are available  with Omeo chain hire & ski/board rental at any Hoys ski shops. Call HOYS on 03 5759 2589 to book your chains.

If you are traveling over the mountain - chains can also be hired from Hoys Harrietville & returned to Hoys Omeo chain outlet or vice versa.


Check your "car maintenance booklet" to ensure that the use of chains is approved for the application/tyre size.

Look For:

  • The dimensions of the drive wheels of your vehicle exactly:
  • The first measurement is width (e.g. 235)
  • The second is tyre shoulder expressed in percentage of width (e.g. 45)
  • The third is rim diameter expressed in inches (e.g. 17)

Contact us with these dimensions to book your chains

NOTE : Not all vehicles can fit chains so contact us for advice if you are unsure.

Hire your Chains in Harrietville and have HOYS fit them on your way up the mountain for Free . Shop opening hours are: 

Monday - Thursday 6.45am to 10pm
Fridays 6:45am to 12 midnight
Saturday 6.45am  to 10pm
Sunday 6.45am to 10pm


Hoy's mobile chain fitting service operating hours:

Monday - Thursday 8am to 5.30pm
Fridays 8am to 12 midnight
Saturday 8am to 6pm
Sunday 8am to 7pm


Check out our great Snow Sport Equipment & Chain Hire Package Deals at:

Snow rental equipment can be picked up from any HOYS rental shops-

HOYS Harrietville – just over the bridge on the right, in the centre of town

HOYS Mt Hotham Ski Shop – Adjacent to the Resort Management Office in the day car park in the Mt Hotham village centre

HOYS @ Jack Frost – In the Davenport Village in the Lodges precinct

HOYS Dinner Plain Ski Shop – on the main roundabout in Village centre

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Get Hoy's to fit your chains for you or Fitted Free when you hire Hoy's Chains

Chain Fitting $15.00
Chain Removal $10.00



Contact us on:

Call us 1800 GO SNOW
Harrietville Store 03 5759 2589