Myrtleford is a town in northeast Victoria, Australia, 280 km (170 miles) northeast of Melbourne and 46 km (29 miles) southeast of Wangaratta. Myrtleford is part of the Alpine Shire local government area and in 2016 the town had a population of 3,193.[1]

Myrtleford
Victoria
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Myrtleford
Myrtleford is located in Alpine Shire
Myrtleford
Myrtleford
Coordinates36°33′0″S 146°43′0″E / 36.55000°S 146.71667°E / -36.55000; 146.71667Coordinates: 36°33′0″S 146°43′0″E / 36.55000°S 146.71667°E / -36.55000; 146.71667
Population3,193 (2016 census)[1]
Established1858
Postcode(s)3737
Elevation223 m (732 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Alpine Shire
State electorate(s)Ovens Valley
Federal Division(s)Indi
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.1 °C
72 °F
7.5 °C
46 °F
908.5 mm
35.8 in

HistoryEdit

The post office opened on 26 July 1858 as Myrtle Creek and was renamed Myrtleford in 1871.[2] The road through Myrtleford was then called the Buckland Road, today it is known as the Great Alpine Road.

SportsEdit

Myrtleford Football Club compete in the Ovens & Murray Football League.[3]

FeaturesEdit

The rich soil of the region is known for its fresh local produce including vegetables, berries, nuts and olives. Myrtleford is also quite famous for its vineyards spread across the Alpine Valleys wine region which includes production of Italian Michelini Wines and Gapsted Wines. The area has abundant greenery in the form of parks such as the Jubilee Park and Rotary Park.[4]

ClimateEdit

Myrtleford has a temperate climate with more rain in winter than in summer and a high diurnal range throughout the year. Under the Köppen climate classification, the town has a subtropical highland (Cfb) climate.

Climate data for Myrtleford
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.8
(87.4)
30.0
(86.0)
27.3
(81.1)
21.8
(71.2)
17.0
(62.6)
13.5
(56.3)
12.6
(54.7)
14.5
(58.1)
17.9
(64.2)
20.9
(69.6)
24.5
(76.1)
28.5
(83.3)
21.6
(70.9)
Average low °C (°F) 11.7
(53.1)
11.8
(53.2)
9.3
(48.7)
6.0
(42.8)
4.1
(39.4)
2.4
(36.3)
2.1
(35.8)
2.8
(37.0)
3.8
(38.8)
6.0
(42.8)
8.0
(46.4)
10.1
(50.2)
6.5
(43.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 44.8
(1.76)
47.8
(1.88)
60.1
(2.37)
61.3
(2.41)
84.3
(3.32)
104.1
(4.10)
106.5
(4.19)
102.0
(4.02)
83.2
(3.28)
91.0
(3.58)
59.6
(2.35)
60.1
(2.37)
905.2
(35.64)
Average precipitation days 5.0 4.6 5.8 6.9 10.0 12.1 13.3 13.3 11.1 10.5 7.3 6.5 106.4
Average relative humidity (%) 32 37 42 48 62 68 68 59 54 51 44 35 50
Source: [5]

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Myrtleford". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Myrtleford, archived from the original on 6 April 2008, retrieved 25 July 2008
  4. ^ "General information". Travel Victoria.
  5. ^ "Climate statistics for". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  6. ^ Steve Mautone
  7. ^ "High Performance > Rider Profiles > Female > Chloe McConville". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 19 June 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Myrtleford, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons "Australian Places Myrtleford". Retrieved 12 March 2012.