Oxley Creek

Orientation & Geography

Australia, Australia, Queensland

Oxley Creek is situated in south east Queensland, Australia and is one of the major tributaries of the Brisbane River with an estimated 260 square kilometres in area. Water from the large catchment area flows into Oxley Creek as it flows through the low hills in Beaudesert Shire, and other local government areas of Logan City, Ipswich and into Brisbane. Oxley Creek is crossed by the Ipswich Motorway and Logan Motorway. In the suburbs of Oxley, Corinda and Tennyson the lower reaches of the creek contain the Oxley Creek Canoe Trail and are bordered by houses, parks, a driving range and sports fields. In these areas it is heavily polluted. These winding areas for the creek's catchment are prone to flooding, especially if there is an overflow on the Rocklea flood plains from the tributary Stable Swamp Creek.