Coes Creek is a residential and rural suburb three km south-west of Nambour. The creek is a tributary of the Petrie Creek and was probably named after Robert Coe, an early settler in the district.
Coes Creek is west of Woombye, the centre of a fruit-growing area that had numerous small soldier-settler farms. During the interwar years a Woombye fruit-growers association was formed. In 1948 the Maroochy Research Station was established in Coes Creek for crop research and testing of citrus, bananas, pineapples and sugar. Present research concentrates on sub-tropical fruit crops, in particular avocado and macadamia.
Coes Creek has a residential section next to the research station and the adjoining suburb of Burnside.
Its census populations have been: