The locality takes its name from the Campbell Creek watercourse which has its source is more mountainous area (up to 460 metres (1,510 ft)) in the south of the locality and flows northward toward the lower flatter land (100 metres (330 ft) in the north of the locality. Barambah Creek forms the north-western boundary of the suburb and the two creeks have their confluence on the locality's northern boundary ( A short segment of the Burnett Highway forms part of the locality's northern boundary.).
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Campbell Creek (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Campbell Creek - locality in North Burnett Region (entry 45326)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- "Campbell Creek - watercourse in the North Burnett Region (entry 5963)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 March 2019.