Mt Stirling is an enjoyable scenic three-hour drive from Melbourne, and easy to access from Mansfield - the closest major town to the mountain.
From Mansfield, travel along Mt Buller Road for approximately 30km until you reach the toll gate at Mirimbah (you will need to pay a Resort Entry Fee during winter*). Once you’ve passed through the gates, turn left into Stirling Road and keep going until you reach Telephone Box Junction (TBJ). Between Mirimbah and TBJ is approximately 8km of unsealed road.
During winter, vehicles are not permitted to go any further than TBJ, and all vehicles must carry wheel chains when travelling to this point.
*you can prepurchase your Resort Entry Fee online for a discount.