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Hamilton has a population of approximately 10,100 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Southern Grampians Shire area.

Key industries and employers
Mineral sands
Horticulture and viticulture
Map of Victoria indicating the location of Hamilton
A vineyard near Hamilton 

Finding a job in Hamilton

About Hamilton

School children enjoying lunch in the playground at a Hamilton school.

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 25.3°C 11.6°C
Winter 13.4°C 5.1°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (295km)

Transport Time
Car 3 hrs 30 mins
Train and coach 4 hrs
Air 45 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $194,000
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)
Unit $73,000
(May 2014)
(June 2015)

Source: Purchase prices - Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

For information about local hotels, motels and caravan parks, see the Visit Greater Hamilton website.

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (2.0%) Dutch (0.2%)
New Zealand (1.3%) Mandarin (0.2%)
Netherlands (0.5%) Afrikaans (0.2%)
South Africa (0.5%) German (0.2%)
Scotland (0.4%) Cantonese (0.1%)
Source: Census SA2 2011


Schools Health care
Government schools: 1 primary, 1 secondary, 1 special
Western District Health Service
Catholic schools: 1 primary, 1 secondary
Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel for more information.
Independent schools: 1 primary, 1 secondary, 1 combined

1 TAFE campus

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Hamilton, please visit the Southern Grampians Shire website

Places of worship

For more information about where you can practice your faith, visit your religion's Australian website. Select 'pages from Australia' if searching for your religion in Google

Hamilton attractions

  • Visit the Monthly Farmer's Market for locally grown and made produce
  • Try fishing or watersports at Lake Hamilton
  • Take a nature walk to nearby Wannon or Nigretta Falls, or along the volcanic trail
  • Country Race Day (April)