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Cornish Creek
StateLibQld 1 47256 Tea party at Mount Cornish Station, 1898.jpg
Tea party at Mount Cornish Station, 1898
Cornish Creek is located in Queensland
Cornish Creek
Cornish Creek
Location in Queensland
Population 16 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.00845/km2 (0.0219/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4732
Area 1,892.5 km2 (730.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Barcaldine Region
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Cornish Creek:
Tablederry Prairie Upper Cornish Creek
Muttaburra Cornish Creek Upper Cornish Creek
Longreach Sardine Sardine

Cornish Creek is a former rural locality in the Barcaldine Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Cornish Creek had a population of 16 people.

On 22 November 2019 the Queensland Government decided to amalgamate the localities in the Barcaldine Region, resulting in five expanded localities based on the larger towns: Alpha, Aramac, Barcaldine, Jericho and Muttaburra. Most of Cornish Creek was incorporated into Muttaburra, except for a small part of eastern Cornish Creek which was incorporated into Aramac.


The locality is named after the creek, which was in turn named in 1860 by explorer William Landsborough after his business partner Edward Cornish.

Heritage listings

Cornish Creek has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


The nearest primary schools are in Muttaburra and Aramac. The nearest secondary schools are in Aramac (to Year 10 only) and in Winton, Longreach and Barcaldine (all to Year 12).

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