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Banks Creek
England Creek Banks Creek Road Banks Creek.jpg
England Creek Banks Creek Road, 2014
Postcode(s) 4306
  • 35 km (22 mi) SE of Esk
  • 29 km (18 mi) NW of Brisbane
  • Somerset Region
  • City of Brisbane
State electorate(s)
  • Nanango
  • Moggill
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Banks Creek:
England Creek England Creek Mount Nebo
England Creek Banks Creek Lake Manchester
Fernvale Lake Manchester Lake Manchester

Banks Creek is a rural locality split between the City of Brisbane and Somerset Region in Queensland, Australia. The locality is also split for the purposes of state and federal elections.


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Savages Crossing, 2014

The locality takes its name from the creek of the same name which flows though the locality into the Brisbane River at Savages Crossing (27°26′38″S 152°40′13″E / 27.44385°S 152.67032°E / -27.44385; 152.67032 (Savages Crossing)), where Banks Creek Road has a bridge over the Brisbane River. Banks Creek Road is the main route through the locality.

The Brisbane River forms the south-western boundary of the locality.


A sawmill was built in the district in 1911.

In 1927, flooding of the Brisbane River cut a deep channel in the river where Banks Creek Road crossed the river. A low-level bridge was built by Mr Davidson, junior, to enable traffic to cross.

In the 1930s, Banks Creek became known for its high-quality Cavendish bananas.

Coordinates: 27°23′S 152°45′E / 27.383°S 152.75°E / -27.383; 152.75

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