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Omeo Region

High in Victoria’s alpine country, Omeo is the gateway to Victoria's ski slopes and the service centre for the region. The area is sustained by a mix of farming, tourism, timber and, to a smaller degree, mining.

Omeo Region comprises of the following localities: Omeo, Swifts Creek, Benambra, Nariel Valley, Ensay, Ensay North, Brookville, Cassilis, Doctors Flat, Hinnomunjie, Livingstone Valley, Omeo Valley, Reedy Flat, Glen Valley, Cobungra, Shannonvale, Nelse, Stirling, Tambo Crossing, Tongio, Tom Groggin, Wentworth, Anglers Rest, Bindi, Nunniong, Marthavale, Uplands, Dartmouth, Cobberas, Bundara, Bingo Munjie, The Sisters and The Brothers.


Omeo has a fascinating pastoral and mining heritage and has several landmarks that reflect its gold-mining history, including the Oriental Claims, Log Gaol and historic courthouse.


The region is renowned for its natural beauty and the iconic High Country Cattlemen who cleared and developed the area in the early days.




Omeo Connect is a quarterly newsletter from council featuring events, activities, projects and programs planned for the Omeo Region.


For information about our plans and projects email us, phone 5153 9500 or sign up to receive Omeo Connect.


Read past editions of Omeo Connect (archive)



Learn more about current projects and plans for Omeo Region

Platypus conservation in Livingstone Park 

Omeo Courthouse Restoration Project 

Livingstone Park Management Plan

Omeo Mountain Bike Tourism Destination Report

Omeo Community Plan

Omeo Zoning Review


New playground for Benambra


We are continuing discussions with the Benambra community to finalise the design for the upgrade of Dejarlais Park, next to the Benambra Neighbourhood House. The park currently works as a BMX track and there is little community space for passive recreational activities within the township of Benambra.


The design will include play equipment, barbeque and picnic facilities, landscaping and remodelling of BMX track. This is a community project that will deliver a much-needed open space amenity to the township of Benambra.


View the landscape concept (PDF)


Platypus conservation in Livingstone Park


Council, together with the Omeo Region Business and Tourism Association, will shortly commence works on a small platypus conservation project in Livingstone Park. The project has a focus on protecting the platypus habitat along Livingstone Creek upstream of the swimming pool. The first work that will occur is the placement of large rocks to prevent vehicles driving and parking too close to the water.


Omeo Courthouse Restoration Project


This project will ensure the Old and New Courthouses are structurally stabilised, heritage fabric conserved, and weather protected. Council received a $200,000 grant from Heritage Victoria (Living Heritage Grants Program) and will also contribute $170,000 for this project.


The restoration will address risks to the Old Court House (1859-60), arguably the most significant building in East Gippsland, and the New Court House (1893). Works on both courthouses have recently been approved under the Heritage Act.


Works are expected to be completed by winter 2020.


The Omeo Justice Precinct Master and Implementation plans are available on request by contacting the Community Facilities and Open Space team.


Livingstone Park Management Plan


The feedback has been incorporated into the Livingstone Park Management Plan was adopted by Council in 2018 following community and stakeholder consultation.


 Livingstone Park Management Plan (PDF 11MB)


Omeo Mountain Bike Tourism Destination Report

In 2016 Livingstone Park and the wider Omeo area was evaluated for its suitability as a mountain bike tourism destination.


Please note that the report includes a similar evaluation for Mt Taylor.


Omeo Mountain Bike Tourism Destination Report (PDF 24MB)


Omeo Community Plan

The Omeo Community Plan 2012 to 2017 was developed by the Omeo community and council. It includes priority strategies and actions for future development in the region.

Omeo Region Community Plan 2012-2017 (PDF 4.7Mb)


Omeo Zoning Review

The Omeo Zoning Review provides recommendations for changes to zoning in Omeo. The review has not yet been endorsed by Council and is subject to change.

Omeo Land Supply and Demand Assessment Draft for Consultation, 2010 (PDF 1.2Mb) 

Omeo Zone Review, 2011 (PDF 789Kb) 

Omeo Key Changes Map (PDF 302Kb)


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