The locality is bounded to the west by Aranbanga Creek. Harriet Creek rises in Aranbanga in the south and flows through the locality to the north where it becomes a tributary of Aranbanga Creek, a tributary of the Burnett River. The locality presumably takes its name from the creek.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Harriet (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Harriet - locality in North Burnett Region (entry 45364)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 31 July 2019.