Picturesque Hopetoun is in a unique beachfront location on the doorstep of the world-heritage listed Fitzgerald River National Park.

Employees and their families who live in the community enjoy a range of outdoor activities with easy access to hiking, fishing, boating, surfing and camping. Hopetoun and nearby Ravensthorpe offer local schools and early childhood facilities, supermarkets, a doctor’s surgery, post office, cafés and pubs.

Hopetoun is supported by busy regional centres at Albany and Esperance, which provide access to a wider range of amenities including hospitals and medical specialists, a range of public and private schools, retail and hospitality outlets and airports.

Enjoy a range of outdoor activities with easy access to hiking, fishing, boating, surfing and camping.

Hiking in the Fitzgerald River National Park is a popular activity for local residents.


Western Australia’s southern coastline is blessed with a superbly temperate climate with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Average summer temperatures are in the low-to-mid 20s, with short spells of hotter temperatures.


Both Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe have local supermarkets, restaurants, a post office and pharmacies. Locally-sourced produce including fresh fish is available from the markets. The regional hubs of Esperance and Albany provide easy access to an array of shopping options, including major national retail outlets.

Local shops provide all daily needs, with larger retail outlets in Albany and Esperance.


There are a range of local sporting and community groups that provide activities and opportunities to get involved in local life in Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe. From art groups and playgroups to fitness, golf, football, netball, tennis, basketball and equestrian clubs, there are many different ways to get involved with the local community while enjoying the regional lifestyle. Local facilities include an entertainment centre and community swimming pool in Ravensthorpe, and golf courses in both towns.

At the entrance of world heritage-listed Fitzgerald River National Park, Hopetoun’s local Barrens Beach is arguably one of WA’s best kept secrets


The pristine white sandy beaches of the Great Southern and the Goldfields-Esperance region are some of the most beautiful in the State. There are bays with calmer swimming conditions perfect for kids, as well as top-notch surf and kitesurfing spots. Rough and rugged coastlines play a perfect host for 4WD expeditions and fishing.

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