Rush Creek, Queensland

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Rush Creek
Hay Cottage, farmhouse at Rush Creek.jpg
Hay Cottage, farmhouse at Rush Creek, 1870s
Rush Creek is located in Queensland
Rush Creek
Rush Creek
Coordinates27°12′18″S 152°52′00″E / 27.2049°S 152.8666°E / -27.2049; 152.8666Coordinates: 27°12′18″S 152°52′00″E / 27.2049°S 152.8666°E / -27.2049; 152.8666
Population157 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density11.21/km2 (29.04/sq mi)
Area14.0 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Rush Creek:
King Scrub Narangba Kurwongbah
Dayboro Rush Creek Kurwongbah
Dayboro Samsonvale Whiteside

Rush Creek is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Rush Creek had a population of 157 people.[1]


The North Pine River marks the southern boundary of Rush Creek.


Hay Cottage was originally built about 1870 by Ernest Goertz. The cottage later passed to Charles Hay who raised a family there. The construction of the North Pine Dam in the early 1970s required the resumption of the cottage's land. In 1989 the cottage was relocated to 27 William Street in Dayboro and is occupied by Hay Cottage Arts and Crafts Association Inc.[3][4]

Forbes Creek Provisional School opened on 20 August 1880. On 1 January 1909 it became Forbes Creek State School. It closed in 1960.[5]

At the 2011 census the locality and surrounds recorded a population of 497.[6]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Rush Creek (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Rush Creek – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45467)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Hay Cottage on the move in 1989". Dayboro. 30 August 2017. Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Cottage History". Hay Cottage, Dayboro. Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rush Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata