Fish Creek

Township Profile

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Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia

Fish Creek, Victoria

 

Fish Creek is a small Victorian town located on the way to Wilsons Promontory within the South Gippsland region.

 

History of Fish Creek

 

Fish Creek began as a railway station on the South Gippsland line in South Gippsland, Victoria. Opened during the 1890s and was on operation until 1991 when the line to Barry Beach servicing the oil fields in the Bass Strait was closed. The line was then dismantled and turned into the Great Southern Rail Trail.

 

The Town Today

 

No longer a small township, today it boasts of several art galleries catering to locals as well as tourists who pass through the town on their way to Wilsons Promontory.

 

In the last decade, a considerable amount of infrastructure has been built to support a growing population. The town serves a prosperous dairying district, with a hotel – Fish Creek Hotel (1939), hall – The Fish Creek Memorial Hall (1930), school – Fish Creek and District Primary School which caters for students prep to grade 6 and Post Office. 

 

Facilities

 

-         Post Office (Fish Creek Australian Post), 29 Fall Rd

-         Fish Creek BP Roadhouse & Café (Internet), 2 Falls Rd

-         Fish Creek BP Service Station (Petrol Station), 3 Falls Rd

 

Eat

 

-         Headquarters, 15 Falls Rd

-         Fishy Pub, 1 Old Waratah Rd

 

Supermarket

 

-         Fish Creek General Store & Newsagency, 25 Falls Rd

-         Berrys Creek Gourmet, 740 Fish Creek-Foster Rd

 

Sightseeing

 

-         Mount Hoddle

-         Lavers Hill

-         Celia Rosser Gallery (Art Gallery)

 

Lodging and Accommodation

 

-         Prom Coast Holiday Lodge, 1075 Waratah Rd

-         The Church House, 25 Wirilda Way

-         The Fish Creek Hotel, 1 Old Waratah Rd

 

Shopping

 

-         Genesis Equestrian (shopping and Retail)

-         Aashay (Clothing Store)

 

Quick Facts about Fish Creek

 

Population: approximately 827

Location: approximately 138 kilometres from the capital Melbourne

 

How to get to Fish Creek

 

Located approximately 138kms from the capital Melbourne. Turn to the south of the South Gippsland Highway at Meeniyan or Foster.

 

Transport services are also available from Melbourne and stop outside the Fish Creek Hotel (V-Live bus service).