Shire of Bendemere

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Shire of Bendemere
Bendemere LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 985 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.25084/km2 (0.6497/sq mi)
Established 1911
Area 3,926.8 km2 (1,516.1 sq mi)
Council seat Yuleba
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LGAs around Shire of Bendemere:
Bungil Taroom Taroom
Bungil Shire of Bendemere Murilla
Warroo Warroo Murilla
Shire office in Yuleba

Shire of Bendemere was a local government area in the Maranoa region of Queensland, Australia, and existed from 1911 until 2008 when it amalgamated into Maranoa Region. The Shire, administered from the town of Yuleba, covered an area of 3,926.8 square kilometres (1,516.1 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1911 until 2008, when it was amalgamated with the Town of Roma and the Shires of Booringa, Bungil and Warroo to form the Maranoa Region.


The Shire of Bendemere was established on 12 January 1911 from portions of the Shires of Bungil, Murilla and Warroo.[2][3]

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:[4]

On 26 July 2009, Roma Region was renamed Maranoa Region.[4]

Towns and localities[edit]


The economy of the shire is mostly based around agriculture, including cattle, sheep and grain. Natural gas also plays a part, with gas wells being found throughout the shire and a liquified petroleum gas processing plant located just south of Wallumbilla.


  • 1911: Thomas Latin Nugent Fitzgerald [5]
  • 1927: J. Stower [6]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bendemere (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "BENDEMERE SHIRE COUNCIL.". The Brisbane Courier (National Library of Australia). 16 January 1911. p. 10. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "NEW SHIRE CONSTITUTED.". The Brisbane Courier (National Library of Australia). 16 January 1911. p. 10. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Agency ID11033, Maranoa Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3. 
  6. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 26°37′S 149°23′E / 26.617°S 149.383°E / -26.617; 149.383