Shire of Warroo

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Shire of Warroo
Warroo LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 1,038 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.07599/km2 (0.19681/sq mi)
Area 13,660 km2 (5,274.2 sq mi)
Council seat Surat
Region Darling Downs
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Website Shire of Warroo
LGAs around Shire of Warroo:
Booringa Bungil Bendemere, Murilla
Booringa Shire of Warroo Tara
Balonne Balonne Tara

The Shire of Warroo was a local government area in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. In March 2008, it became part of the new Maranoa Regional Council.

The administrative centre and only major town in the shire is Surat. The Shire was established on 11 November 1879.


Map of Warroo Division and adjacent local government areas, March 1902

Warroo Division was established on 11 November 1879 as one of the original divisions proclaimed under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 845.[2]

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Warroo Division became the Shire of Warroo on 31 March 1903.

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:[3]

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

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Warroo included the following settlement:


  • 1927: Francis Richmond Rouse [4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Warroo (LGA)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Proclamation [Warroo Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:999. 
  3. ^ a b "Agency ID11033, Maranoa Regional Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 27°09′15″S 149°04′04″E / 27.15417°S 149.06778°E / -27.15417; 149.06778