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Local government areas of Queensland

Map of LGAs

This is a list of local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland, sorted by region. For the history and responsibilities of local government in that state, see Local government in Queensland.

LGAs sorted by region

Brisbane, City ofCity of Brisbane Brisbane South East Queensland 1924 1,367 956,129 Capital city of Queensland

Administers the central portion of the South East Queensland agglomeration
Amalgamation of cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane, towns of Hamilton, Ithaca, Sandgate, Toowong, Windsor and Wynnum, and shires of Balmoral, Belmont, Coorparoo, Enoggera, Kedron, Moggill, Sherwood, Stephens, Taringa, Tingalpa (part of), Toombul and Yeerongpilly (part of).

Gold Coast City,Gold Coast City Surfers Paradise South East Queensland 1948 1,358 455,419
Ipswich, City ofCity of Ipswich Ipswich South East Queensland 1860 1,089 142,525
Lockyer Valley Region,Lockyer Valley Region Gatton South East Queensland 2008 2,273 31,138
Logan City,Logan City Logan Central South East Queensland 1978 913 253,864
Moreton Bay Region,Moreton Bay Region Strathpine South East Queensland 2008 2,011 337,846 Amalgamation of City of Redcliffe and the shires of Pine Rivers and Caboolture.
Redland City,Redland City Cleveland South East Queensland 1949 537 126,964
Scenic Rim Region,Scenic Rim Region Beaudesert South East Queensland 2008 4,256 34,659
Somerset Region,Somerset Region Esk South East Queensland 2008 5,379 19,291
Sunshine Coast Region,Sunshine Coast Region Nambour South East Queensland 3,126 290,026
Banana, Shire ofShire of Banana Biloela Wide Bay-Burnett 1879 28,577 15,773
Bundaberg Region,Bundaberg Region Bundaberg Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 6,451 86,364
Cherbourg, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Cherbourg Cherbourg Wide Bay-Burnett 1986 32 1,250
Fraser Coast Region,Fraser Coast Region Hervey Bay Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 7,125 86,747
Gympie Region,Gympie Region Gympie Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 6,898 42,820 On 15 March 2008, the Shire of Cooloola merged with the Shire of Kilkivan and Division 3 (Theebine/Gunalda areas) of Shire of Tiaro to form the Gympie Region.[1]
North Burnett Region,North Burnett Region Gayndah Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 19,708 10,668
South Burnett Region,South Burnett Region Kingaroy Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 8,399 29,734
Goondiwindi Region,Goondiwindi Region Goondiwindi Darling Downs 2008 19,294 10,720
Southern Downs Region,Southern Downs Region Warwick Darling Downs 2008 7,120 32,610
Toowoomba Region,Toowoomba Region Toowoomba Darling Downs 2008 12,973 151,283
Western Downs Region,Western Downs Region Dalby Darling Downs 2008 38,039 30,018 2008 Amalgamation of Town of Dalby, Shire of Chinchilla, Shire of Murilla, Shire of Tara, Shire of Wambo and Division 2 of Shire of Taroom to form the Dalby Region. Renamed Western Downs Region in August 2009.
Central Highlands Region,Central Highlands Region Emerald Central Queensland 2008 59,884 26,824
Gladstone Region,Gladstone Region Gladstone Central Queensland 2008 10,488 51,351
Isaac Region,Isaac Region Clermont Central Queensland 2008 58,862 20,443
Mackay Region,Mackay Region Mackay Central Queensland 2008 7,621 100,260
Rockhampton Region,Rockhampton Region Rockhampton Central Queensland 2008 18,361 103,297
Woorabinda, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Woorabinda Woorabinda Central Queensland 1986 391 1,035
Burdekin, Shire ofShire of Burdekin Ayr North Queensland 1888 5,052 17,020
Charters Towers Region,Charters Towers Region Charters Towers North Queensland 2008 68,388 12,280
Hinchinbrook, Shire ofShire of Hinchinbrook Ingham North Queensland 1879 2,811 12,260
Palm Island, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Palm Island Palm Island North Queensland 1986 71 1,984
Townsville, City ofCity of Townsville Townsville North Queensland 2008 3,733 164,008
Whitsunday Region,Whitsunday Region Bowen North Queensland 2008 23,856 30,719
Aurukun, Shire ofShire of Aurukun Aurukun Far North Queensland 1978 7,375 1,044
Cairns Region,Cairns Region Cairns Far North Queensland 2008 4,128 142,723
Cassowary Coast Region,Cassowary Coast Region Innisfail Far North Queensland 2008 4,701 30,843
Cook, Shire ofShire of Cook Cooktown Far North Queensland 1919 106,188 3,464
Hopevale,Hopevale Hopevale Far North Queensland 1986 1,118 914
Kowanyama, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Kowanyama Kowanyama Far North Queensland 1987 2,576 1,021
Lockhart River,Lockhart River Lockhart River Far North Queensland 1987 3,545 642
Mapoon Aboriginal Shire,Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Mapoon Far North Queensland 2002 530 214
Napranum Aboriginal Shire,Napranum Aboriginal Shire Napranum Far North Queensland 1989 1,995 813
Northern Peninsula Area Region,Northern Peninsula Area Region Bamaga Far North Queensland 2008 1,030 2,175
Pormpuraaw, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Pormpuraaw Pormpuraaw Far North Queensland 1987 4,433 600
Tablelands Region,Tablelands Region Malanda Far North Queensland 2008 64,999 42,145
Torres, Shire ofShire of Torres Thursday Island Far North Queensland 1974 886 3,233
Torres Strait Island Region,Torres Strait Island Region Thursday Island Far North Queensland 2008 489 4,434
Weipa,Weipa Weipa Far North Queensland 1963 10.9 2,830 Administered under own Act by Rio Tinto Alcan
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire,Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Wujal Wujal Far North Queensland 1987 11 379
Yarrabah, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Yarrabah Yarrabah Far North Queensland 1986 158 2,322
Burke, Shire ofShire of Burke Burketown North West 1885 40,126 481
Carpentaria, Shire ofShire of Carpentaria Normanton North West 1883 64,373 2,290
Cloncurry, Shire ofShire of Cloncurry Cloncurry North West 1884 48,113 3,834
Croydon, Shire ofShire of Croydon Croydon North West 1887 29,578 319
Doomadgee, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Doomadgee Doomadgee North West 1987 1,862 1,236
Etheridge, Shire ofShire of Etheridge Georgetown North West 1882 39,332 851
Flinders, Shire ofShire of Flinders Hughenden North West 1882 41,538 1,974
McKinlay, Shire ofShire of McKinlay Julia Creek North West 1891 40,880 1,013
Mornington, Shire ofShire of Mornington Gununa North West 1978 1,232 1,044
Mount Isa, City ofCity of Mount Isa Mount Isa North West 1914 43,349 21,201
Richmond, Shire ofShire of Richmond Richmond North West 1910 26,602 1,148
Barcaldine Region,Barcaldine Region Barcaldine Central West 2008 53,677 3,503
Barcoo, Shire ofShire of Barcoo Jundah Central West 1885 62,001 450
Blackall-Tambo Region,Blackall-Tambo Region Blackall Central West 2008 30,451 2,069
Boulia, Shire ofShire of Boulia Boulia Central West 1887 61,102 547
Diamantina, Shire ofShire of Diamantina Bedourie Central West 1879 94,823 304
Longreach Region,Longreach Region Longreach Central West 2008 40,638 4,664
Winton, Shire ofShire of Winton Winton Central West 1886 53,935 1,544
Balonne, Shire ofShire of Balonne St George South West 1883 31,150 5,627
Bulloo, Shire ofShire of Bulloo Thargomindah South West 1880 73,807 457
Maranoa Region,Maranoa Region Roma South West 2008 58,830 12,648 Renamed from Roma in June 2009
Murweh, Shire ofShire of Murweh Charleville South West 1879 40,742 5,026
Paroo, Shire ofShire of Paroo Cunnamulla South West 1879 47,714 2,114
Quilpie, Shire ofShire of Quilpie Quilpie South West 1930 67,633 1,049

See also


  1. ^ "Agency ID11054, Gympie Regional Council".  

External links

  • Shires of Australia at
  • "Local Government Association of Queensland". Local Government Association of Queensland. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
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