The Independent State of Rainbow Creek was an Australian secessionist micronation active during the 1970s and 80s, located in Cowwarr, a town on the Thomson River in the Victorian Alps. It was founded on 23 July 1979 by Thomas Barnes in protest of alleged incompetence by the Government of Victoria and others in regards to the flooding of his and others’ properties.
|Founded / Years Active||23 July 1979|
|Organizational structure||Autonomous British Colony|
|Purported currency||Rainbow Creek Dollar|