Donald is a small town with a population of nearly 2,000 in the Mallee region of Victoria. The town is 114 metres above sea level and approximately 280 kilometres north west of Melbourne on the Sunraysia Highway. The town on the Richardson River was surveyed in 1866 and named after the first settler, William Donald.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.