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Map of Freshwater Creek, VIC 3217

Freshwater Creek is a small rural community in the Surf Coast Shire, Victoria, Australia. In the 2016 census, Freshwater Creek had a population of 414 people.The community comprises farming and rural properties, with a small township around the intersection of the Anglesea Road and Dickins Road, where there is a service station, a few shops and a cafe. The volunteer Country Fire Authority (CFA) building is in Dickins Road. Alongside is the Community Hall, tennis courts, BBQ, public toilets and playground. The Freshwater Creek Riding Club is next door to the Community Hall, and has a cross-country course along Duneed Creek. Opposite is Red Gum Run Arena Polo. The Revival Centre Church Camp is located behind the service station.

The Freshwater Creek Steiner School is in McIntyres Road. A not-for-profit food recycling and composting organisation, City Harvest, is co-located with "The Farmers Place" on the Anglesea Road.

Freshwater Creek Post Office opened on 21 January 1860, was provisionally closed on 25 January 1961, and fully closed on 25 March 1961.A Wesleyan denominational school was opened at Freshwater Creek in 1856. After the introduction of state schools in 1883, it became government school No. 256. A new weatherboard school building was opened at the same time, replacing the original bluestone one. The school's honour roll from World War I is now in the Community Hall, and is listed on the Victorian War Heritage Inventory. In 1994, the Freshwater Creek, Connewarre and Mount Duneed primary schools were amalgamated at Mount Duneed. The Freshwater Creek school building was moved to the Waurn Ponds campus of Deakin University, where it formed part of a collection of historic local buildings.

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