The Post Office opened on 26 July 1858 as Myrtle Creek and was renamed Myrtleford in 1871.Today:Attractions in the area include wineries, Lake Buffalo and Mt. Buffalo National Park.
Myrtleford is the largest town in the Alpine Shire and a commercial centre for a large part of the Ovens and Buffalo River Valleys. Myrtleford has a large public hospital and four schools, Myrtleford Primary School and Myrtleford Secondary College, as well as two catholic schools, St. Mary's Primary School and Marian College (Secondary).
Agriculture and timber are important industries in the Myrtleford area. Carter Holt Harvey manufacture plywood at their mill located in Myrtleford. Tobacco was once a major crop in the area. The tobacco industry was closed in 2006. Farming remains an important industry however; wine grapes, walnuts and chestnuts, blueberries and raspberries, cherries, apples, kiwifruit, vegetables, hops, beef and dairy cattle are all prelevant industries in the Myrtleford region.
Local localities:Myrtleford, Ovens, Buffalo River & Buffalo Creek, Gapsted in the North East of Victoria,
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Australia - New South Wales, that Portion east of longitude 144°30’, south of Billabong Creek from longitude 144°30’ to the Shire of Jerilderie, south of the northern boundaries of the Shire of Jerilderie, Urana, Culcairn, (excluding an area within ten kilometre radius of Henty Post Office) and Holbrook, and that portion with a thirty kilometre radius of the Corryong Post Office, Victoria, but excluding that portion within a twenty kilometre radius of the Echuca Post Office; and VICTORIA, from the Murray River along a north south line of the Tongala Road to the Echuca – Kyabram Road, then via Watson Road to the Midland Highway, then Easterly to McEwen Road, then southerly to Bitcon Road, easterly to the western boundary of the City of Greater Shepparton, southerly to the boundary of the Shire of Strathbogie, following the shire boundary to the Shire of Mitchell boundary until it intersects with the Northern Highway, thence generally 10 kilometres to the west of the Lancefield - Tooborac and Lancefield Roads (dissecting the distance between new Gisborne and Riddells Creek) until it intersects with the Calder Freeway, along the western and southern boundary of the City of Hume, then easterly along Moreland and Darebin Roads till they intersect with the City of Banyule boundary then easterly along the southern boundaries of the City of Banyule and Shire of Nillumbik until it intersects with the Shire of Murrindindi and including the areas of the Shires of Murrindindi, Delatite, Rural City of Wangaratta, Alpine and Towong.