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                          WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                  FORM 8-K

                                CURRENT REPORT

                   PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

                        SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 24, 2011

                           Timberland Bancorp, Inc.
            (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

        Washington                  0-23333                  91-1863696
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State or other jurisdiction        Commission            (I.R.S. Employer
Of incorporation                   File Number           Identification No.)

624 Simpson Avenue, Hoquiam, Washington                          98550
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(Address of principal executive offices)                       (Zip Code)

     Registrant's telephone number (including area code) (360) 533-4747

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition -------------------------------------------------------- On January 24, 2011, Timberland Bancorp, Inc. issued its earnings release for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. A copy of the earnings release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, which is incorporated herein by reference. Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits -------------------------------------------- (d) Exhibits The following exhibit is being furnished herewith and this list shall constitute the exhibit index: 99.1 Press Release of Timberland Bancorp, Inc. dated January 24, 2011
SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized. TIMBERLAND BANCORP, INC. DATE: January 24, 2011 By: /s/ Dean J. Brydon ----------------------------- Dean J. Brydon Chief Financial Officer