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Cr Ben Buckley - Deputy Mayor

Ben Buckley is a long-time resident of the Benambra region in East Gippsland's magnificent high country.


Before becoming an East Gippsland Councillor in 2003 he served 12 years as an Omeo Shire Councillor including one term as president.


Ben has spent most of his working life as an agricultural and bush pilot and is well known in this field. He obtained a Commercial Licence in 1958.


A claim to fame in the air was flying from Australia to New Zealand in an ultra light aircraft.


Ben is now in his ninth term as a Councillor, and is still a goal umpire at the Omeo/Benambra Football Club.


Cr Buckley served as a member of the following Advisory Committees and Working Groups in 2018-19:

• East Gippsland Livestock Exchange Consultative Committee



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