Fish Creek

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

Fish Creek contained a rather extensive goods yard, all of which now has been demolished. The remaining platform is still in good condition.

The Post Office opened on 6 October 1890

Fish Creek - The Town Today
It has an unusually high number of art and craft outlets, catering to tourists who pass through the town on their way to Wilson's Promontory. Artist and children's author Alison Lester and botanical artist Celia Rosser have galleries in the town.

The Fish Creek Community Garden has been established on the disused railway platform in the centre of town.

The Fish Creek Memorial Hall, built in 1930 is used as a venue for parties, funerals, church services, film screenings, markets and school concerts. The hall also houses an Op shop, and its profits partially fund the maintenance and enhancement of the hall facilities.

Fish Creek and District Primary School caters for students prep to grade 6. The school has around 100 students with over 20 prep students in 2019.
The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Alberton Football League.

The iconic Fish Creek Hotel (1939) is a magnificent Art Deco building located in the heart of Fish Creek. Look for the giant fish sculpture by Colin Suggett mounted on the roof, a favourite of locals and visitors alike.

*Information on history and the town today has been taken from Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia (online).


Fish Creek - Town Facilities

- Free public Wi-Fi now available in all Cafe's, at the hall and at the Community Garden, Central Park and at the Rail Trail (2021)
- Fish Creek BP Roadhouse & Cafe
- Fish Creek Supermarket/General Store

Long Vehicle parking
Behind the BP Car park, enter from Falls Rd

Parks & Playgrounds
- Park, cnr Meeniyan Promontory Rd & Harding Lawson Rd
- Playground, Terrill Park, Falls Road (Toilets)

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

Post Office
Fish Creek's Australia Post, 29 Falls Rd

Fish Creek General Store and Newsagency, 25 Falls Rd


Quick facts about Fish Creek
Population approximately 791
Location 165 kilometres south-east of Melbourne

Fish Creek - Activities and attractions
- Great Southern Rail Trail
- Quirky cafes
- Local galleries
- Lookouts

Major Events in Fish Creek
-Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival (May)
-Prom Coast Festival (March)


How to get to Fish Creek
Fish Creek is located approximately 165 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, around two and a quarter hours travel along the South Gippsland Highway. Turn off at Meeniyan or access from Foster and take in the exquisite views on offer at Hoddle Lookout.

V/Line bus services available for travel, see 'Location' section for details.

Fish Creek Walking & Cycling

Walkers welcomeHoddle Mountain TrailFish Creek
DISTANCE: Medium / Long
Walkers welcomeDogs are allowedLoader Walk (Mount Nicoll)Foster, Fish Creek
Walkers welcomeDogs are allowedMount Nicoll LookoutFish Creek
Walkers welcomeCyclists welcomeHorses welcomeDogs are allowedWheelchair accessThe Great Southern Rail TrailLeongatha, Koonwarra, Meeniyan, Fish Creek, Foster, Toora, Welshpool, Port Welshpool