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 Melbourne on the Henty
Highway in the Shire of Yarriambiack. In the 2011
census, Hopetoun had a population of 555.
Hopetoun 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.
Hopetoun is surrounded by rolling sand hills and