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German Creek
South Australia
Postcode(s) 5291
LGA(s) District Council of Grant
Region Limestone Coast
County County of Grey
State electorate(s) Mount Gambier
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around German Creek:
German Flat Tantanoola Burrungule
German Flat German Creek Burrungule
Carpenter Rocks Kongorong Kongorong
Footnotes Coordinates
Adjoining localities

German Creek is a rural locality in south-eastern South Australia, situated in the District Council of Grant. The boundaries were formalised in October 1995 for the long established name. The postcode was originally 5280, but was altered to 5291 in 2004. It was reportedly named for a German who was shepherding in the area.

The German Creek area was offered to the government for closer settlement purposes in 1911; however, while the government purchased the nearby Moorak estate, it declined to purchase land at German Creek, and the area was privately subdivided.

It was renamed Benara Creek in 1918, one of many German-themed named places in South Australia to be renamed during World War I; however, it reverted to its original name in 1986.

The principal land use at German Creek is primary production.

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