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.
Victoria Police on Tuesday revealed a 55-year-old Caroline Springs man was arrested by Missing Persons Squad detectives at about 5.30pm on Monday.
Missing campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill were last heard from on March 20, 2020.
He is now being interviewed by police.
“The investigation into the matter remains ongoing and further information will be released when operationally appropriate to do so,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said.
It comes after the Missing Persons Squad issued a fresh appeal for the missing campers by releasing an image of a vehicle and a trailer on Sunday November 7.
Detectives also confirmed they were 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”.
New clue uncovered in search for missing Victorian campers
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 high frequency radio, when he said he was at Wonnangatta Valley in the Victorian Alps.
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.
Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper, Missing Persons Squad holds a press conference on November 8 to appeal for information into the disappearance of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Crosling
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.
Mr Hill’s vehicle suffered minor signs of fire damage.

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