Fish Creek, Victoria

Fish Creek

Fish Creek
Coordinates 38°41′S 146°05′E / 38.683°S 146.083°E / -38.683; 146.083Coordinates: 38°41′S 146°05′E / 38.683°S 146.083°E / -38.683; 146.083
Population 791 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3959
LGA(s) South Gippsland Shire
State electorate(s) Gippsland South
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Fish Creek is a small township in Victoria, Australia. At the 2011 census, Fish Creek and the surrounding area had a population of 791.[2]


Fish Creek was first settled in 1886. The Post Office opened on 6 October 1890 next to the proposed railway which arrived in 1892. In 1900 a community hall was built where the Butter Factory building stands today. This hall was used as a church by everyone until in 1904 a new Catholic church was built. Not long after that the Union Church was opened and since then the town has had two churches.

The Great South Gippsland Railway line closed to passengers in 1980 for all stations past Leongatha. However freight and goods traffic continued until the line was formally closed in 1994. The track and all other railway infrastructure, such as signals and stations, were removed and a combined bike, pedestrian and horse riding track (The Great Southern Rail Trail) was established along the former rail line.[3]

The Town today

Fishy has a number of art and craft shops catering to tourists who pass through town on their way to Wilsons Promontory. ArtistsAlison Lester and Celia Rosser have galleries in the town.

The current Fish Creek Memorial Hall, built in 1930, serves many purposes. It is a venue for parties, funerals, church services and school concerts. The Hall also houses an Opp shop, the profits from which go to funding further development work on the enhancement of Hall facilities.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Alberton Football League.[4] Fish Creek Football Club is based at Terill park, the club rooms are one of the very few club rooms that are privately owned. The Fish Creek Football Club (F.C.F.C) is over 100 years old and has had a few players who have gone on and played AFL.[5]

The town is home to the Big Mullet which lies on its side atop the Fish Creek Hotel.[6]

See also


  1. Census 2006 AUS Basic Community Profile|name=Fish Creek (State Suburb)|accessdate=2007-07-27|quick=on
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Fish Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  4. "Fish Creek newest premiership heroes - South Gippsland Sentinel-Times". South Gippsland Sentinel-Times. 2016-09-06. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  5. Full Points Footy, Fish Creek, retrieved 2008-07-25
  6. Famous fish to ‘swim’ again by Jacob De Kunder, The Great Southern Star, August 20, 2013:



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