Local government areas of Queensland

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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. For former local government areas in Queensland, see List of former local government areas of Queensland.

LGAs sorted by region[edit]

Name
Council
seat
Region
Year
Estab.
Area
(km²)
Pop'n
(2017)[1]
Notes
Map
City of Brisbane Brisbane South East Queensland 1924 1,367 1,206,607 Capital city of Queensland

Administers the central portion of the South East Queensland agglomeration
The City of Brisbane is created from the 30 October 1924 amalgamation of:

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Shire of Noosa Tewantin South East Queensland 2014 868.7 54,736 Re-established in 2014 after being de-amalgamated from Sunshine Coast Region Noosa LGA Qld.png
City of Gold Coast Surfers Paradise South East Queensland 1948 1,358 592,330 SEQ-Councils-GoldCoast.png
City of Ipswich Ipswich South East Queensland 1860 1,089 206,467 SEQ-Councils-Ipswich.png
Lockyer Valley Region Gatton South East Queensland 2008 2,273 40,189 The Lockyer Valley Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Lockyer valley LGA Qld 2008.png
Logan City Logan Central South East Queensland 1978 913 319,652 On 15 March 2008, Logan City expanded the northern part of the Shire of Beaudesert into its territory SEQ-Councils-Logan.png
Moreton Bay Region Caboolture South East Queensland 2008 2,011 448,118 The Moreton Bay Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Moreton bay LGA Qld 2008.png
Redland City Cleveland South East Queensland 1949 537 154,312 SEQ-Councils-Redland.png
Scenic Rim Region Beaudesert South East Queensland 2008 4,256 41,735 The Scenic Rim Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Scenic rim LGA Qld 2008.png
Somerset Region Esk South East Queensland 2008 5,379 25,545 The Somerset Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Somerset LGA Qld 2008.png
Sunshine Coast Region Nambour South East Queensland 2008 2,251 311,551 The Sunshine Coast Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later, the Shire of Noosa was de-amalgamated from Sunshine Coast Region on 1 January 2014.

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Shire of Banana Biloela Wide Bay-Burnett 1879 28,577 14,521 On 15 March 2008, the Shire of Banana expanded Division 1 of the Shire of Taroom into its territory Banana LGA Qld 2008.png
Bundaberg Region Bundaberg Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 6,451 94,858 The Bundaberg Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Bundaberg Regional LGA Qld.png
Aboriginal Shire of Cherbourg Cherbourg Wide Bay-Burnett 1986 32 1,314
Fraser Coast Region Hervey Bay Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 7,125 103,998 The Fraser Coast Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Fraser coast LGA Qld 2008.png
Gympie Region Gympie Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 6,898 51,013 The Gympie Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Gympie LGA Qld 2008.png
North Burnett Region Gayndah Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 19,708 10,632 The North Burnett Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: North burnett LGA Qld 2008.png
South Burnett Region Kingaroy Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 8,399 32,707 The South Burnett Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: South burnett LGA Qld 2008.png
Goondiwindi Region Goondiwindi Darling Downs 2008 19,294 10,785 The Goondiwindi Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Goondiwindi LGA Qld 2008.png
Southern Downs Region Warwick Darling Downs 2008 7,120 35,542 The Southern Downs Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Southern downs LGA Qld 2008.png
Toowoomba Region Toowoomba Darling Downs 2008 12,973 166,409 The Toowoomba Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Toowoomba LGA Qld 2008.png
Western Downs Region Dalby Darling Downs 2008 38,039 34,575 The Dalby Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later it was renamed Western Downs Region in August 2009.

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Central Highlands Region Emerald Central Queensland 2008 59,884 28,684 The Central Highlands Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Central highlands LGA Qld 2008.png
Gladstone Region Gladstone Central Queensland 2008 10,488 63,052 The Gladstone Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Gladstone LGA Qld 2008.png
Isaac Region Moranbah Central Queensland 2008 58,862 21,199 The Isaac Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Isaac LGA Qld 2008.png
Mackay Region Mackay Central Queensland 2008 7,621 117,064 The Mackay Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Mackay LGA Qld 2008.png
Rockhampton Region Rockhampton Central Queensland 2008 18,361 81,446 The Rockhampton Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later, the Shire of Livingstone was being de-amalgamated from Rockhampton Region on 1 January 2014.

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Shire of Livingstone Yeppoon Central Queensland 2014 11,776 37,393 Re-established in 2014 after being de-amalgamated from Rockhampton Region Livingstone LGA Qld.png
Aboriginal Shire of Woorabinda Woorabinda Central Queensland 1986 391 994
Shire of Burdekin Ayr North Queensland 1888 5,052 17,215 Burdekin LGA Qld 2008.png
Charters Towers Region Charters Towers North Queensland 2008 68,388 11,949 The Charters Towers Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Charters towers LGA Qld 2008.png
Shire of Hinchinbrook Ingham North Queensland 1879 2,811 10,900 Hinchinbrook LGA Qld 2008.png
Aboriginal Shire of Palm Island Palm Island North Queensland 1986 71 2,634 Palm island LGA Qld.png
City of Townsville Townsville North Queensland 2008 3,733 193,601 The new City of Townsville is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Townsville LGA Qld 2008.png
Whitsunday Region Bowen North Queensland 2008 23,856 34,831 The Whitsunday Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Whitsunday LGA Qld 2008.png
Shire of Aurukun Aurukun Far North Queensland 1978 7,375 1,343 Aurukun LGA Qld.png
Cairns Region Cairns Far North Queensland 2008 4,128 164,536 The Cairns Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later, the Shire of Douglas was being de-amalgamated from Cairns Region on 1 January 2014.

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Shire of Mareeba Mareeba Far North Queensland 2014 53,610 22,311 Re-established in 2014 after being de-amalgamated from Tablelands Region Mareeba LGA Qld.png
Cassowary Coast Region Innisfail Far North Queensland 2008 4,701 29,680 The Cassowary Coast Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Cassowary coast LGA Qld.png
Shire of Cook Cooktown Far North Queensland 1919 106,188 4,461 Cook LGA Qld.png
Aboriginal Shire of Hope Vale Hope Vale Far North Queensland 1986 1,118 990
Aboriginal Shire of Kowanyama Kowanyama Far North Queensland 1987 2,576 1,142 Kowanyama LGA Qld.png
Aboriginal Shire of Lockhart River Lockhart River Far North Queensland 1987 3,545 984
Aboriginal Shire of Mapoon Mapoon Far North Queensland 2002 530 326
Aboriginal Shire of Napranum Napranum Far North Queensland 1989 1,995 1,028
Northern Peninsula Area Region Bamaga Far North Queensland 2008 1,030 3,008
Aboriginal Shire of Pormpuraaw Pormpuraaw Far North Queensland 1987 4,433 807 Pormpuraaw LGA Qld.png
Tablelands Region Malanda Far North Queensland 2008 64,999 25,425 The Tablelands Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later, the Shire of Mareeba was being de-amalgamated from Tablelands Region on 1 January 2014.

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Shire of Douglas Mossman Far North Queensland 2014 2,436 12,186 Re-established in 2014 after being de-amalgamated from Cairns Region Douglas LGA Qld.png
Shire of Torres Thursday Island Far North Queensland 1974 886 3,798
Torres Strait Island Region Thursday Island Far North Queensland 2008 489 4,871
Weipa Town Weipa Far North Queensland 1963 10.9 4,133 Administered under own Act by Rio Tinto Group
Aboriginal Shire of Wujal Wujal Wujal Wujal Far North Queensland 1987 11 300
Aboriginal Shire of Yarrabah Yarrabah Far North Queensland 1986 158 2,801 Yarrabah LGA Qld.png
Shire of Burke Burketown North West Queensland 1885 40,126 347 Burke LGA Qld.png
Shire of Carpentaria Normanton North West Queensland 1883 64,373 2,004 Carpentaria LGA Qld.png
Shire of Cloncurry Cloncurry North West Queensland 1884 48,113 3,123 Cloncurry LGA Qld.png
Shire of Croydon Croydon North West Queensland 1887 29,578 294 Croydon LGA Qld.png
Aboriginal Shire of Doomadgee Doomadgee North West Queensland 1987 1,862 1,492 Doomadgee LGA Qld.png
Shire of Etheridge Georgetown North West Queensland 1882 39,332 821 Etheridge LGA Qld.png
Shire of Flinders Hughenden North West Queensland 1882 41,538 1,521 Flinders LGA Qld.png
Shire of Mckinlay Julia Creek North West Queensland 1891 40,880 790 Mckinlay LGA Qld.png
Shire of Mornington Gununa North West Queensland 1978 1,232 1,203
City of Mount Isa Mount Isa North West Queensland 1914 43,349 18,899 Mount isa LGA Qld.png
Shire of Richmond Richmond North West Queensland 1910 26,602 794 Richmond LGA Qld.png
Barcaldine Region Barcaldine Central West Queensland 2008 53,677 2,853 The Barcaldine Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Barcaldine Regional Council LGA Qld.png
Shire of Barcoo Jundah Central West Queensland 1885 62,001 272 Barcoo LGA Qld.png
Blackall-Tambo Region Blackall Central West Queensland 2008 30,451 1,889 The Blackall-Tambo Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Blackall-Tambo LGA Qld.png
Shire of Boulia Boulia Central West Queensland 1887 61,102 431 Boulia LGA Qld.png
Shire of Diamantina Bedourie Central West Queensland 1879 94,823 288 Diamantina LGA Qld.png
Longreach Region Longreach Central West Queensland 2008 40,638 3,598 The Longreach Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of: Longreach LGA Qld 2008.png
Shire of Winton Winton Central West Queensland 1886 53,935 1,144 Winton LGA Qld.png
Shire of Balonne St George South West Queensland 1883 31,150 4,391 Balonne LGA Qld.png
Shire of Bulloo Thargomindah South West Queensland 1880 73,807 350 Bulloo LGA Qld.png
Maranoa Region Roma South West Queensland 2008 58,830 12,843 The Roma Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later it was renamed Maranoa Region in June 2009.

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Shire of Murweh Charleville South West Queensland 1879 40,742 4,309 Murweh LGA Qld.png
Shire of Paroo Cunnamulla South West Queensland 1879 47,714 1,665 Paroo LGA Qld.png
Shire of Quilpie Quilpie South West Queensland 1930 67,633 821 Quilpie LGA Qld.png

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016–17". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Agency ID11054, Gympie Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 9 September 2013.

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