Aboriginal Shire of Lockhart River

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Aboriginal Shire of Lockhart River
Aboriginal Shire of Lockhart River is located in Queensland
Aboriginal Shire of Lockhart River
Aboriginal Shire of Lockhart River
Coordinates13°01′08″S 143°14′22″E / 13.0188°S 143.2394°E / -13.0188; 143.2394Coordinates: 13°01′08″S 143°14′22″E / 13.0188°S 143.2394°E / -13.0188; 143.2394
Population712 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.19773/km2 (0.5121/sq mi)
Area3,600.9 km2 (1,390.3 sq mi)
Council seatLockhart River
RegionFar North Queensland
State electorate(s)Cook
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt
Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council Logo.jpg
WebsiteAboriginal Shire of Lockhart River
LGAs around Aboriginal Shire of Lockhart River:
Cook Cook Cook
Cook Lockhart River Coral Sea
Cook Cook Coral Sea

The Aboriginal Shire of Lockhart River is a local government area in Far North Queensland, Australia.[2]


It is on the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula and consists of a single locality, Lockhart River (which is shared with the Shire of Cook). It includes a number of islands off the east coast: Chapman Island, Lloyd Island, Rocky Island, Sherrard Island and Sunter Island.[3]


The Lockhart River Shire Council operate the Lockhart River Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Lockhart River.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lockhart River (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 February 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Local Government (Community Government Areas) Act 2004". Queensland Legislation: In Force. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council library services". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2018.