About Hopetoun

About Hopetoun

Hopetoun, a great place to live, work, play and do business!

Feature photograph used with the kind permission of Shane Roberts

Hopetoun’s unique rural setting, heritage and vibrant community culture make it a great place to live, work, play and do business. A community of approximately 586 people, the area is predominantly supported by agriculture and businesses which support Victoria’s grain and legume production, along with some niche markets in export hay, Angora goats, gypsum, prime lamb production and some cattle.

New opportunities associated with the development of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline will also enable Hopetoun to market itself as a prime location for beef feed lotting, intensive lamb finishing and the poultry and pig industries.

There are approximately 200 farmers in this region growing such key crops as Wheat, Barley, Oats, Canola, Lentils, Peas, Chick Peas and Lupins.

After hours, Hopetoun is a community of fun-loving, giving, sharing people who have entwined their passion for life into sport and activities that strengthen the social unity of this town. There is a wide diversity of skills and attributes which drive an equal number of interest groups. Loyalty to the town along with determination is obvious in maintaining an interesting and viable quality of life in a rural remote setting in North West Victoria.

Hopetoun’s proximity to Wyperfeld, Hattah-Kulkyne and Murray Sunset National Parks makes it an ideal place from which to explore the best of what these great Mallee National Parks have to offer. Hopetoun truly is the Gateway to the Mallee Parks.


A four-wheel drive is necessary for any touring of the local parks and reserves at all times of the year.

The Summer heat between December and March dictates caution with travelling into the parks. Water is always a necessity and there is no mobile phone service of reliability within the local national parks.

For seasonal updates check the CFA website, or Vic Roads websites or the local Police Station on 50 833 031.

Common sense is needed regarding the lighting of campfires in this region and winter is an ideal time for a visit.