Mirboo North is one of those surprise towns. Pleasant surprise that is. Mirboo North is encounted when traveling from Leongatha to Morwell (or vice versa). Mirboo North sits on the Grand Ridge Road, a scenic route running from Seaview (near Warragul) to Carrajung (near Traralgon).
The Mirboo area was settled by timber getters in the late 1870s, attracted particularly by the Mountain Ash. The original rail line from Morwell to Mirboo North was completed on 7 January 1886, with the last train being run on 22 June 1974. The railway was constructed through difficult hilly terrain requiring construction of massive embankments and numerous bridges. The convoluted history of the Post Office below demonstrates the attempts to form a viable Mirboo township, culminating in the township of Mirboo North at the railway station becoming predominant.
Mirboo North became the focus of Victorian media on 10 August 2005, when about 15cm of snow fell. The snow lay around for days.
The town is serviced by the single pub.