Mr Hill and Ms Clay were on a camping trip in the Wonnangatta Valley when they were last heard from on March 20, 2020.
Despite extensive searches of the area, the campers have not yet been found.
The Missing Persons Squad on Sunday released an image of a vehicle and a trailer amid their inquiries into the disappearance of the Wonnangatta campers.
Missing campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill were last heard from on March 20, 2020.
Victoria Police said investigators have been unable to eliminate the blue four-wheel drive – believed to be a mid to late 1990s model Nissan Patrol – and its trailer from their inquiries and “are keen to speak to the driver of the vehicle or any witnesses who may have seen the vehicle in the area at the time”.
The release of the image comes as detectives confirmed they are renewing their appeal for information “in the hope there are people out there who are still yet to speak to police that have information about the campers’ disappearance”.
Mr Hill left his Drouin home on March 19, 2020 and collected Ms Clay in his white Toyota Landcruiser at her home in Pakenham.
He was last heard from on March 20 via HF radio, when he said he was at Wonnangatta Valley in the Victorian Alps.
The Missing Persons Squad on Monday released this image of a vehicle and a trailer. Picture: Victoria Police
Ms Clay told her friends she was going away and expected to return home on March 28 or 29.
Investigators have been told the pair were camping together at Wonnangatta River near the Wonnangatta camping ground before they disappeared.
Mr Hill purchased a DJI Mavic drone before the camping trip but the device is still missing.
Campers found the pair’s campsite, which was destroyed by fire, near Dry River Creek Track in the Wonnangatta Valley on March 21.
Detectives also released this drawing of the blue four-wheel drive – believed to be a mid to late 1990s model Nissan Patrol. Picture: Victoria Police
Mr Hill’s vehicle suffered minor signs of fire damage.
“Police remain keen to speak to anyone who was in the Wonnangatta area around that time, including campers, 4×4 day trippers, hunters, fishermen or trail bike riders, regardless of whether they saw or heard anything,” a Victoria Police statement reads.
“This is so police can continue to eliminate people and vehicles from their extensive investigation.”
Victoria Police said it is yet to be fully determined whether the pair’s disappearance is suspicious but investigators have long believed it is likely a third party was involved.

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