Watsons Creek, Victoria

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Watsons Creek
Population51 (2016)[1]
Location31 km (19 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)Shire of Nillumbik
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Watsons Creek:
Panton Hill Panton Hill Christmas Hills
Panton Hill Watsons Creek Christmas Hills
Kangaroo Ground Kangaroo Ground Kangaroo Ground

Watsons Creek is a bounded locality in Victoria, Australia, 31 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Nillumbik local government area. Watsons Creek recorded a population of 51 at the 2016 Census.

Watsons Creek lies to the north and west of Eltham-Yarra Glen Road.


Watsons Creek was named after Sandy Watson, who farmed fat cattle and sold butter and meat to the miners on the One Tree Hill, Happy Valley and Queenstown diggings.[2]

A Watsons Creek Post Office was open in 1903 and 1904. Watson's Post Office opened on 11 September 1911, was renamed Chiselhurst later that year and closed in 1923.[3]


Watson's Creek is quickly becoming known for Gallery 7six5, an art gallery at 765D Eltham-Yarra Glen Road that displays artwork from Nillumbik Artists exclusively. The property also boasts beautiful Air B&B accommodation and a cafe.</ref>

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Eltham - Watsons Creek was previously within this former local government area.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Watsons Creek (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Shire of Nillumbik. "Areas and townships - Watsons Creek". Retrieved 25 November 2006.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 10 April 2021.

Coordinates: 37°40′12″S 145°15′29″E / 37.670°S 145.258°E / -37.670; 145.258