Landscape 3 - Southern Mountain Valley


Locally supported and connected communities stewarding the environment alongside sustainable agriculture and recreation


An area that features valleys surrounded by forested mountains. The area is a hotspot for recreational fishing, camping and water sports and supports large grazing operations around Omeo and Benambra.

Unlike other areas in north east Victoria, this landscape has a social gravity linked with Gippsland. The area has an ageing population, is experiencing population decline and has low economic diversity with a high dependence on agriculture.

The main regional town is Omeo, with many other small towns and localities, such as Benambra, across the landscape.

Figure 1. Landscape 3 – Southern Mountain Valley map and location.