There's nothing quite as Aussie as downing a beer, smashing a pie and then shearing a sheep.
But the activity does pair best with a side of awareness and mental health support.
Now in its fourth year, the annual Sporties Hotel competition returns on Friday night.
It began as a way to bring awareness to regional mental health concerns, but has grown to become a financial fundraiser for charity Beyond Blue.
"What better way to bring awareness to the issue than to have a beer and ask a mate how he's going," said organiser Matt Hawker.
This year, the publicans will branch out a little.
"With the fires so near us, we want to donate something to BlazeAid," Mr Hawker said.
"People tend to get very generous and it's a very good cause.
"We're emphasising the mental health needs too, the fire only took a day to destroy towns, but the strain on minds will take a lot longer to rebuild."
The region's best shearers - and pie eaters - are encouraged to get down to the bar before 5.30pm to register.
Special bragging rights will go to anyone who can topple last year's individual record of 1.32minutes, and team record of one minute flat.
Mr Hawker admits the pie-eater in last year's winning team has become something of a legend, after "entirely inhaling the whole thing".
"It could be beaten, hopefully it will. Shearers are competitive people," Mr Hawker said.
Without giving away the surprise, the organisers hint that the usual larrikin antics will also make a comeback this year.
"Some beers are served hot, a couple pies might have chilli in them, it's a bit of a laugh, we keep it lighthearted," said Ben Stratton.