Shire of Wondai

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Shire of Wondai
Wondai LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 4,375 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1.22289/km2 (3.1673/sq mi)
Established 1910
Area 3,577.6 km2 (1,381.3 sq mi)
Council seat Wondai
Region South Burnett
Wondai Logo.jpg
Website Shire of Wondai
LGAs around Shire of Wondai:
Mundubbera Mundubbera Gayndah
Chinchilla Shire of Wondai Murgon
Chinchilla Kingaroy Nanango

The Shire of Wondai was a local government area located in the South Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, about 140 kilometres (87 mi) northwest of the capital, Brisbane. The shire covered an area of 3,577.6 square kilometres (1,381.3 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1910 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several other councils in the South Burnett area to form the South Burnett Region.

Major activities in the shire include beef and timber.


Initially part of the Barambah Division which was proclaimed in 1879, Wondai became part of the Kilkivan Division when it split away from Barambah in 1888. With the formation of the Wondai Farmers Progress Association in 1905, pressure for the area to have its own shire council resulted ultimately in the creation of the Shire of Wienholt on 1 January 1910.[2] In 1914, the Shire of Wienholt was renamed the Shire of Wondai.

On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Shire of Wondai merged with the Shires of Kingaroy, Murgon and Nanango to form the South Burnett Region.

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Wondai included the following settlements:


  • 1927: P. Campbell[3]


Year Population
1933 4,835
1947 4,626
1954 4,850
1961 4,510
1966 4,332
1971 3,740
1976 3,329
1981 3,456
1986 3,785
1991 3,819
1996 3,971
2001 4,041
2006 4,375


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wondai (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 23 December 2009. p. 93:1555.  Created Wienholt from Kilkivan, Nanango, Rawbelle (Gayndah) and Wambo.
  3. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 26°19′16.44″S 151°52′29.52″E / 26.3212333°S 151.8748667°E / -26.3212333; 151.8748667