Mountain Cattlemen's

Annual Get Together
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Get Together Omeo District 12-14 January 2018



2018 OMEO Get Together

The 2018 MCAV Get Together will be held at ‘Livingstone Waters' Omeo Valley Rd, Omeo. Thank you to the Ferguson Family for allowing us the use of this beautiful property.

Our Get Together is a 3 day family event that celebrates the history and culture of the Mountain Cattlemen. At our event we demonstrate lost trades and bush skills through participation and competition.

Events of interest include the women’s and men’s tug of war, whip cracking, dog high jump, special events for children as well as our traditional horse events including the prestigious Mountain Cattlemen’s Cup Challenge. The bush poetry competition and historical panel discussions in the heritage tent are very popular on Saturdays, while children are entertained at the kids tent and saturday night disco.

Once again, the Cattlemen’s Bar will be a friendly meeting point surrounded by plenty of trade stalls and food outlets. Night entertainment includes a variety of live bands so there will be something for everyone.

Camping is included in your ticket price. Toilets, hot showers and water is provided (bring your own container!). Dogs are allowed, provided they are on a lead and always cared for. We have 4 camping areas: family camping, general camping, RV Camping and horse camping areas. Please note that the horses taking part in events will be separated from those horses brought along for recreation. Biosecurity checks will take place to ensure animal's health and wellbeing. Any animal with a health problem will be asked to leave the venue immediately, this is not negotiable.

Our small team led by Scott Jennison are working hard to put on a great show.

Online 3 day tickets are available at reduced prices, click the link in the ticket box to the right on this page. Day tickets for Saturday and Sunday will be available from the entry gate.

The MCAV thanks the East Gippsland Shire Council for its support of the 2018 Get Together.

ENTRIES FOR THE MOUNTAIN CATTLEMEN’S CUP CHALLENGE are now open – download an entry form now from the panel on the right.

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The MCAV thanks the East Gippsland Shire Council for its support of the 2017 Get Together.

Iain Archibald Band
Iain Archibald Band

Live Entertainment

Friday Night Danny Phegan & Longreach Band
Friday Night Iain Archibald Band
Saturday Night Danny Phegan & Longreach Band
Saturday Night Deep Creek Road
Sunday Night Jay Podger

Poetry Competition
Bush poetry

The Don Kneebone Mountain Heritage Awards

This years winner of the Don Kneebone Mountain Heritage Award was Christa Dwyer. Download the results pdf for all the poetry results.
Click here
to watch Maria Harkins - a past winner of the Don Kneebone Award.

Mountain Photography


There are two sections in the photo competition, Junior Under 18 years of age and Open to all Photographers.

Great Fun for the Kids

Kids Fun

Kids have the most fun at the Get Together. There is an activities tent during the day with face painting and lots of fun and games which in the evening becomes a kids disco.

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Great Camping


Three types of camping are available. A quieter area for families, an area for those camping with their horses, and a more lively area for those who like to party.

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Winners are Grinners

Archive video from previous Get Together

Don't miss out on watching this fabulous video of Hinnomnjie 2014 by filmmaker Darryl Whitaker.

Our sponsors


The MCAV would like to thank all our sponsors for 2017. We are now accepting sponsorship applications for the 2018 Get Together in the Omeo district. To register your interest, please email the secretary here. Sponsorship allows us to have races, prizes and the infrastructure needed to put on this event. We love them.
Our 2017 sponsors are listed here, please help us thank them by buying or using their products. If you would like to take advantage of our sponsorship offers, please contact the MCAV secretary.