Cahill made sure he was on hand to make some personal greetings and Neville didn't waste the opportunity to have a friendly dig at his close friend.
"It'll probably all be about Tim for the next two weeks!" he told evertonfc.com.
"He looks like the Prime Minister there, the way he's greeting everyone! But we know he's a big character over here and it's great that he'll be taking part in some of the games."
As a keen cricket fan, Neville is as aware as any of the travelling party just how keenly fought any contest between England and Australia can be and he's relishing the challenges that Everton will be facing in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
"It's always fiercely competitive and we've seen the teams we're up against and pictures of the stadiums we'll be playing at so it will be interesting but we're looking forward to it," he said.