Stanhope is a small town in north central Victoria, Australia. Stanhope is 42 kilometres (26 mi) from Shepparton. It lies 197 kilometres (122 mi) north of the state capital Melbourne and 567 kilometres (352 mi) south west of Canberra the capital city of Australia. At the 2016 census, Stanhope had a population of 828.[1]


The Post Office opened on 21 May 1917 but was known as Lauderdale until 1920.[2]


Like many towns in this area of Victoria it relies heavily on its dairy production, and farming. A large dairy processing plant lies in the centre of the town.

Like much of Victoria Netball and Australian rules football are extremely popular and Stanhope hosts a team which is part of the Kyabram & District Football League.

Services in the town include a general convenience store, a pub, lawn bowls and tennis courts.

Local landmarks include Lake Cooper and Loch Garry and other towns nearby include Girgarre and Tatura and Echuca.

Notable people

John McEwen, a.k.a. "Black Jack McEwen", 18th Prime Minister of Australia, was a dairy farmer in Stanhope before entering politics.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Stanhope (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 December 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008