Town of Roma

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Town of Roma
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Location within Queensland
Population 6,906 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1867
Council seat Roma
Region Darling Downs
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Website Town of Roma

The Town of Roma was a local government area in the western Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The Town of Roma covered the urban area of Roma and was completely surrounded by the neighbouring Shire of Bungil. Today it is part of the Maranoa Region. At the 2011 census the Town had a population of 6,906[1]


The Borough of Roma was established in 1867.[2]

On 31 March 1903, under the Local Authorities Act (1902), the Borough of Roma became the Town of Roma.[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:[2][3]

On 26 July 2009, Roma Region was renamed Maranoa Region.[3]


  • 1867: T. McEwen[4]
Richard James Cottell, mayor of Roma


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Roma (T) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2016-10-04.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Agency ID2460, Roma Town Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Agency ID11033, Maranoa Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Spencer, Hope (22 April 1948). "Roma: Its Growth and Development" (PDF). Historical Society of Queensland, Inc. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3. 
  6. ^ "Queensland Mayors and Shire Chairmen". The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939). Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 24 February 1906. p. 22. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Lalor, James". Re-Member Database. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Welch, Melva A, (compiler.); Toowong and District Historical Society (issuing body) (2013), Cradle to grave - Toowong Council, Toowong, [Queensland] Toowong and District Historical Society, ISBN 978-0-9872487-0-1 
  10. ^ "The Councillors". Roma Town Council. Archived from the original on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 26°34′18″S 148°47′26″E / 26.57167°S 148.79056°E / -26.57167; 148.79056