Mountain Cattlemen

Caring for the High Country since 1834

The 2021 Get Together will be held on the first weekend in October at Merrijig. Put in for your annual leave now and prepare for the best weekend of 2021!

Welcome to the Mountain Cattlemen's Association of Victoria.

The Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria (MCAV) represents a hardy group of people whose families and predecessors have grazed their cattle and maintained the Victorian High Country dating back to 1834.


Memberships are annual, and due 12 months from the date you first make payment

Please note that intially ALL members are required to register even if you are an existing member - this is the easiest way to get your details into the new online database.

Please sign on with the MCAV in 2020 - it has been a rough year for everyone, and we need the support more than ever.

CELEBRATING THE MAN: The Mansfield Visitors Information Centre is holding a special exhibition of all things MFSR to celebrate 40 years since Australia's most iconic movie began filming.

To celebrate, we are giving one lucky MCAV member the chance to win a day ride with our president, Bruce McCormack, to the 'home' of Jim Craig - Craig's Hut.

All financial members will automatically go into the draw to win. The competition will be drawn during our AGM on Nov 30 with winners notified the following day and a video posted here.

Huge thanks to the team at McCormack's Mountain Valley Trail Rides for this fantastic prize - head to their website by clicking the link below and checking out their full range of rides, from 2 hours to 7 days.

The Man From Snowy River Exhibition is being held at the Mansfield Visitors Information Centre, which is open 7 days a week, 10 - 4pm. Bookings are not necessary.

STAY CONNECTED: We know that in these times staying connected is important - that's why our MCAV family put together this little "Cheers chain" video. Watch for the junior cattleman hitting the dust! Click here to watch  

Become a member

Support our cause, not only are you helping to preserve a vital part of Australia's heritage, but there are some great benefits to being a member.
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MCAV in the media: Stock & Land

The MCAV is about more than just cattle - we want the Parks improved for all users, and that includes better deer management
Click here to read the Stock & Land story  

MCAV in the Media: The Land

The Land newspaper featured a story on the McCormack family, one of the few who still push their cattle on horseback into the High Country every summer.
Click here to read the full story  


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