Shire of Barcoo
|Shire of Barcoo
Location within Queensland
|• Density||0.005758/km2 (0.014913/sq mi)|
|Area||62,000.7 km2 (23,938.6 sq mi)|
|Region||Central West Queensland|
|Website||Shire of Barcoo|
It covers an area of 62,000.7 square kilometres (23,938.6 sq mi), and has existed as a local government entity since 1887. It is named for the Barcoo River which reaches a confluence with the Thomson River in the shire to form Cooper Creek.
The major industry in the shire is beef production and some opal mining. There has been some development of the known oil and gas reserves in the region.
With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Barcoo Division became the Shire of Barcoo on 31 March 1903.
Its present mayor, Bruce Scott, has been in office since 2000.
Towns and localities
The Shire of Barcoo includes the following settlements:
Chairmen and mayors
- 1927: H. J. Cameron 
- 2000— : Bruce Scott
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "TO-DAY, TUESDAY, JUNE 17. MEETINGS,". The Morning Bulletin. Rockhampton, Qld. 1890-06-17. p. 4. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
- Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "Barcoo Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.