Belyuen Shire

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Belyuen Shire
Northern Territory
Belyuen CGC Area.jpg
Location of Belyuen Shire
Population174 (2018)[1]
 • Density4.203/km2 (10.89/sq mi)
Area41.4 km2 (16.0 sq mi)[1]
MayorEddie Shields
Council seatBelyuen
RegionOuter Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Daly
Federal Division(s)Lingiari
Belyuen Shire Council Logo.jpeg
WebsiteBelyuen Shire

The Belyuen Shire is a local government area in the Northern Territory of Australia near Wagait Beach on the Cox Peninsula located across Darwin Harbour from the city of Darwin. The administrative area is centred on the mostly Indigenous community of Belyuen, known officially as Delissaville prior to 1975.[2] Delissaville and its airstrip were named for Benjamin Cohen De Lissa of Queensland, sugar grower and investor in G. T. Bean's failed Port Darwin Sugar Company and the equally unsuccessful Delissa Pioneer Sugar Company.

Belyuen was established as a Community Government Council on 28 August 1992. On 1 July 2008, it became one of the eleven shires in the territory, changed by the Northern Territory Government.[3]


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  1. ^ a b "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Wadeye Song Database - Belyuen". Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures. 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  3. ^ Knight, D.R. (30 June 2008). "Local Government act 2008, TOP END COUNCILS" (PDF). Northern Territory Government. p. 7. Retrieved 25 February 2019. ...assign the name Belyuen Community Government Shire Council to the shire council for the Belyuen Shire...

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Coordinates: 13°02′20″S 131°03′07″E / 13.039°S 131.052°E / -13.039; 131.052