Bakers Creek, Queensland
|Location||8 km (5 mi) S of Mackay|
|LGA(s)||Mackay Regional Council|
Bakers Creek is a small town in Queensland, approximately 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of Mackay on the Bruce Highway. Its main industry is a large meat processing plant operated by Thomas Borthwick & Sons (Aust) Pty Ltd. The Bakers Creek watercourse runs through the township. At the 2006 census, Bakers Creek had a population of 770.
In 1943, a USAAF aircraft crashed in the locality, killing 40 of the 41 people on board. The crash is Australia's worst aviation disaster by death toll. A memorial to the disaster was built in 1981 and is located in the grounds of the Bakers Creek Community Hall.