Ovens is a rural locality in north-east Victoria, situated on the Ovens Highway immediately north of the Mount Buffalo plateau and 5 km south-east of Myrtleford.

Ovens was originally known as Trapps Corner (Trapp being the name of a settler), and the name was changed to Ovens Vale in 1896. The shortening to Ovens came during the next two decades. The naming of the Ovens River came about from its visit by Hume and Hovell in 1824; Major Ovens was the Private Secretary to the New South Wales Governor, Thomas Brisbane.

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