Shire of Bungil

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Shire of Bungil
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Location within Queensland
Population 2,051 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.15377/km2 (0.39827/sq mi)
Established 1880
Abolished 2008
Area 13,338 km2 (5,149.8 sq mi)
Council seat Roma
Region Maranoa
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Website Shire of Bungil
LGAs around Shire of Bungil:
Booringa Bauhinia Taroom
Booringa Shire of Bungil Bendemere
Warroo Warroo Warroo

The Shire of Bungil was a local government area in the Maranoa region of Queensland, Australia.[2] It existed from 1880 to 2008.

The shire surrounded the town of Roma, which had its own local government. Roma was also the location of the administration of Bungil Shire. Today it is part of the Maranoa Region.


Map of Bungil Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902

Wallumbilla Division (later renamed Booringa Division) was established on 11 November 1879 as one of the original divisions proclaimed under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 3217.[3]

On 21 May 1880, part of Wallumbilla Division was separated to create Bungil Division.[4]

On 31 March 1903, Bungil Division became Shire of Bungil under the "Local Authorities Act 1902".[2]

In July 2007, the Local Government Reform Commission released a report recommending a number of amalgamations of local government areas in Queensland. As a result, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007, on 15 March 2008, the new local government area of Roma Region was created, as an amalgamation of five previous local government areas:[5]

On 26 July 2009, Roma Region was renamed Maranoa Region.[5]

The Bungil Shire Council's offices at 1 Cartwright Street, Roma (26°35′02″S 148°46′36″E / 26.58383°S 148.77675°E / -26.58383; 148.77675 (Bungil Shire Council)) are now used as a depot by the Maranoa Regional Council.

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Bungil included the following settlements:

The Great Dividing Range passes though the shire.

Chairmen and mayors[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bungil (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Agency ID363, Bungil Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Proclamation [Wallumbilla Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:999. 
  4. ^ "Proclamation [Bungil & Wallumbilla Divisions]". Queensland Government Gazette. 22 May 1880. p. 26:1145. 
  5. ^ a b "Agency ID11033, Maranoa Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bungil Divisional Board". Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1875 - 1948). Toowoomba, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 2 March 1895. p. 2. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lalor, James". Re-Member Database. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3. 
  9. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Tomkins, Mr Kenneth Bourgoyne (Ken)". Re-Member Database. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "MAYOR - Councillor Robert Loughnan". Maranoa Regional Council. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Cr Robert "Scruff" Loughnan". Robert Lougnan. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 26°34′18″S 148°47′21″E / 26.57167°S 148.78917°E / -26.57167; 148.78917