Lemnos, is a rural locality and village in northern Victoria, 8 km north-east of Shepparton. It is in the irrigated orchard/dairying country of the Goulburn Valley.

Lemnos was named after the island in the Aegean Sea to which Australian soldiers were evacuated after the Gallipoli campaign in World War I. Major Ernest Hill, a soldier settler and later a Shepparton Shire councillor, proposed the name.

The Lemnos primary school was opened in 1927, a few years after irrigation came to the district. During the 1950s there was a steady increase in the already densely populated farm district as migrants also took up orcharding and vegetable growing. In 1962 Campbell's Soups (Australia) Pty Ltd, opened a food processing plant on 55 hectares at Lemnos, close to the supply of tomatoes. The factory is easily seen by the water tank tower, painted to represent a Campbell's soup can. There is a large water storage for factory and domestic use. A public hall (1926) was demolished in 1982.

Lemnos is on the railway line between Shepparton and Dookie. It has a general store and post office, school (15 pupils, 2014), oval and tennis courts. Its census populations have been:

Census date Population
1933 155
1947 249
1966 262
2006 369
2011 301

At the 2011 census, orcharding accounted for 14.1% of employment.

Further Reading

Elsie Brady, Lemnos looks back: school diamond jubilee 1927-1987, Lemnos, 1987