- Hopetoun, Victoria
Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Hopetoun
state = vic
lga = Shire of Yarriambiack
postcode = 3396
pop = 630
stategov = Mildura
fedgov = Mallee
dist1 = 395
dist2 = 118
dist3 = 195
Hopetoun is a town which serves as the major service centre for the Southern Mallee area of Victoria,
Australia. Hopetoun is situated 400 kilometres north-west of Melbourneon the Henty Highwayin the Shire of Yarriambiacklocal government area. At the 2001 census, Hopetoun had a population of 630.Census 2001 AUS|id=UCL221800|name=Hopetoun (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)|accessdate=2007-06-30|quick=on]
The town was named after the 7th Earl of Hopetoun, Victorian Governor from 1889 to 1895 and later the first
Governor-General of Australia. The Post Office opened on September 12, 1891when the township was established.Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11 ]
The Town today
The town consists of two hotels, newsagents, post office, chemist and pharmacist, hairdressers, car dealership, 3 service stations, 2 junior schools (one state, one catholic) and a senior secondary college which caters for surrounding townships. It also has a restaurant called the Bon Bon and an Op Shop.
Hopetoun Airportserves the town.
Local attractions include
Wyperfeld National Park, Yarriambiack Creek and Lake Corrong.
Hopetoun has a football team competing in the Mallee Football League, netball clubs, a golf course, lawn bowls, cricket and tennis competitions, basketball and many other sporting and recreational activities for all ages.
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