Timber Creek School is situated 280 km west of Katherine along the Victoria Highway. It is a regional service centre for local Indigenous communities, cattle stations and tourists.
Timber Creek School enrols children from the Timber Creek Community, which includes the township, and the Indigenous communities of Murruning, Gulardi, Myatt and Gilwi.
Timber Creek Community is the gateway to the Gregory and Keep River National Parks. The Victoria River 'Big Horse Boat Ramp' at Timber Creek is a popular fishing area.