Shire of Myrtleford

Shire of Myrtleford

Location in Victoria
Population 4,370 (1992)[1]
 • Density 5.5/km2 (14.1/sq mi)
Established 1960
Area 800 km2 (308.9 sq mi)
Council seat Myrtleford
County Bogong, Delatite
LGAs around Shire of Myrtleford:
Beechworth Beechworth Yackandandah
Oxley Shire of Myrtleford Bright
Mansfield Maffra Bright

The Shire of Myrtleford was a local government area about 280 kilometres (174 mi) northeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 800 square kilometres (308.9 sq mi), and existed from 1960 until 1994.


Myrtleford was created from parts of the Shire of Bright on 31 May 1960.[2]

On 18 November 1994, the Shire of Myrtleford was abolished, and, along with the Shire of Bright and various surrounding districts, was merged into the newly created Alpine Shire.[3]

Myrtleford was not divided into ridings, and its nine councillors represented the entire district.

Towns and localities


Year Population
1958 *
1961 3,770
1966 979
1971 4,434
1976 4,147
1981 4,170
1986 4,285
1991 4,314

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 776–777. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 4. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 36°33′S 146°43′E / 36.550°S 146.717°E / -36.550; 146.717

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