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Local government areas of Queensland

Map of LGAs

This is a list of local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland, sorted by region. For the history and responsibilities of local government in that state, see Local government in Queensland. For former local government areas in Queensland, see List of former local government areas of Queensland.

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LGAs sorted by regionEdit

Name
Council
seat
Region
Year
Estab.
Area
(km²)
Pop'n
(2015)[1]
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Brisbane, City ofCity of Brisbane Brisbane South East Queensland 1924 1,367 1,162,186 Capital city of Queensland

Administers the central portion of the South East Queensland agglomeration
The City of Brisbane is created from the 30 October 1924 amalgamation of:

 
Shire of Noosa Tewantin South East Queensland 2014 868.7 53,515 Re-established in 2014 after being de-amalgamated from Sunshine Coast Region  
Gold Coast, City ofCity of Gold Coast Surfers Paradise South East Queensland 1948 1,358 555,608  
Ipswich, City ofCity of Ipswich Ipswich South East Queensland 1860 1,089 193,015  
Lockyer Valley Region, Lockyer Valley Region Gatton South East Queensland 2008 2,273 38,798 The Lockyer Valley Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Logan City, Logan City Logan Central South East Queensland 1978 913 308,681 On 15 March 2008, Logan City expanded the northern part of the Shire of Beaudesert into its territory  
Moreton Bay Region, Moreton Bay Region Caboolture South East Queensland 2008 2,011 425,482 The Moreton Bay Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Redland City, Redland City Cleveland South East Queensland 1949 537 149,989  
Scenic Rim Region, Scenic Rim Region Beaudesert South East Queensland 2008 4,256 39,757 The Scenic Rim Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Somerset Region, Somerset Region Esk South East Queensland 2008 5,379 24,007 The Somerset Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Sunshine Coast Region, Sunshine Coast Region Nambour South East Queensland 2008 2,251 287,539 The Sunshine Coast Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later, the Shire of Noosa was de-amalgamated from Sunshine Coast Region on 1 January 2014.

 
Banana, Shire ofShire of Banana Biloela Wide Bay-Burnett 1879 28,577 15,773 On 15 March 2008, the Shire of Banana expanded Division 1 of the Shire of Taroom into its territory  
Bundaberg Region, Bundaberg Region Bundaberg Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 6,451 94,380 The Bundaberg Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Cherbourg, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Cherbourg Cherbourg Wide Bay-Burnett 1986 32 1,291
Fraser Coast Region, Fraser Coast Region Hervey Bay Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 7,125 101,977 The Fraser Coast Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Gympie Region, Gympie Region Gympie Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 6,898 48,681 The Gympie Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
North Burnett Region, North Burnett Region Gayndah Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 19,708 10,292 The North Burnett Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
South Burnett Region, South Burnett Region Kingaroy Wide Bay-Burnett 2008 8,399 32,575 The South Burnett Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Goondiwindi Region, Goondiwindi Region Goondiwindi Darling Downs 2008 19,294 11,022 The Goondiwindi Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Southern Downs Region, Southern Downs Region Warwick Darling Downs 2008 7,120 35,738 The Southern Downs Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Toowoomba Region, Toowoomba Region Toowoomba Darling Downs 2008 12,973 163,232 The Toowoomba Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Western Downs Region, Western Downs Region Dalby Darling Downs 2008 38,039 33,799 The Dalby Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later it was renamed Western Downs Region in August 2009.

 
Central Highlands Region, Central Highlands Region Emerald Central Queensland 2008 59,884 31,454 The Central Highlands Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Gladstone Region, Gladstone Region Gladstone Central Queensland 2008 10,488 67,464 The Gladstone Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Isaac Region, Isaac Region Moranbah Central Queensland 2008 58,862 24,267 The Isaac Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Mackay Region, Mackay Region Mackay Central Queensland 2008 7,621 123,724 The Mackay Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Rockhampton Region, Rockhampton Region Rockhampton Central Queensland 2008 18,361 83,653 The Rockhampton Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later, the Shire of Livingstone was being de-amalgamated from Rockhampton Region on 1 January 2014.

 
Shire of Livingstone Yeppoon Central Queensland 2014 11,776 37,001 Re-established in 2014 after being de-amalgamated from Rockhampton Region  
Woorabinda, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Woorabinda Woorabinda Central Queensland 1986 391 1,001
Burdekin, Shire ofShire of Burdekin Ayr North Queensland 1888 5,052 17,831  
Charters Towers Region, Charters Towers Region Charters Towers North Queensland 2008 68,388 12,433 The Charters Towers Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Hinchinbrook, Shire ofShire of Hinchinbrook Ingham North Queensland 1879 2,811 11,352  
Palm Island, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Palm Island Palm Island North Queensland 1986 71 2,671  
Townsville, City ofCity of Townsville Townsville North Queensland 2008 3,733 193,946 The new City of Townsville is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Whitsunday Region, Whitsunday Region Bowen North Queensland 2008 23,856 34,312 The Whitsunday Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Aurukun, Shire ofShire of Aurukun Aurukun Far North Queensland 1978 7,375 1,424  
Cairns Region, Cairns Region Cairns Far North Queensland 2008 4,128 160,285 The Cairns Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later, the Shire of Douglas was being de-amalgamated from Cairns Region on 1 January 2014.

 
Shire of Mareeba Mareeba Far North Queensland 2014 53,610 21,833 Re-established in 2014 after being de-amalgamated from Tablelands Region  
Cassowary Coast Region, Cassowary Coast Region Innisfail Far North Queensland 2008 4,701 28,689 The Cassowary Coast Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Cook, Shire ofShire of Cook Cooktown Far North Queensland 1919 106,188 4,388  
Hope Vale, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Hope Vale Hope Vale Far North Queensland 1986 1,118 1,125
Kowanyama, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Kowanyama Kowanyama Far North Queensland 1987 2,576 1,142  
Lockhart River, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Lockhart River Lockhart River Far North Queensland 1987 3,545 548
Mapoon, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Mapoon Mapoon Far North Queensland 2002 530 294
Napranum , Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Napranum Napranum Far North Queensland 1989 1,995 962
Northern Peninsula Area Region, Northern Peninsula Area Region Bamaga Far North Queensland 2008 1,030 2,714
Pormpuraaw, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Pormpuraaw Pormpuraaw Far North Queensland 1987 4,433 743  
Tablelands Region, Tablelands Region Malanda Far North Queensland 2008 64,999 24,997 The Tablelands Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later, the Shire of Mareeba was being de-amalgamated from Tablelands Region on 1 January 2014.

 
Shire of Douglas Mossman Far North Queensland 2014 2,436 11,661 Re-established in 2014 after being de-amalgamated from Cairns Region  
Torres, Shire ofShire of Torres Thursday Island Far North Queensland 1974 886 3,665
Torres Strait Island Region, Torres Strait Island Region Thursday Island Far North Queensland 2008 489 4,635
Weipa Town, Weipa Town Weipa Far North Queensland 1963 10.9 3,966 Administered under own Act by Rio Tinto Group
Wujal Wujal, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Wujal Wujal Wujal Wujal Far North Queensland 1987 11 296
Yarrabah, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Yarrabah Yarrabah Far North Queensland 1986 158 2,686  
Burke, Shire ofShire of Burke Burketown North West Queensland 1885 40,126 562  
Carpentaria, Shire ofShire of Carpentaria Normanton North West Queensland 1883 64,373 2,262  
Cloncurry, Shire ofShire of Cloncurry Cloncurry North West Queensland 1884 48,113 3,351  
Croydon, Shire ofShire of Croydon Croydon North West Queensland 1887 29,578 326  
Doomadgee, Aboriginal Shire ofAboriginal Shire of Doomadgee Doomadgee North West Queensland 1987 1,862 1,399  
Etheridge, Shire ofShire of Etheridge Georgetown North West Queensland 1882 39,332 926  
Flinders, Shire ofShire of Flinders Hughenden North West Queensland 1882 41,538 1,792  
Mckinlay, Shire ofShire of Mckinlay Julia Creek North West Queensland 1891 40,880 1,062  
Mornington, Shire ofShire of Mornington Gununa North West Queensland 1978 1,232 1,225
Mount Isa, City ofCity of Mount Isa Mount Isa North West Queensland 1914 43,349 22,517  
Richmond, Shire ofShire of Richmond Richmond North West Queensland 1910 26,602 832  
Barcaldine Region, Barcaldine Region Barcaldine Central West Queensland 2008 53,677 3,342 The Barcaldine Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Barcoo, Shire ofShire of Barcoo Jundah Central West Queensland 1885 62,001 357  
Blackall-Tambo Region, Blackall-Tambo Region Blackall Central West Queensland 2008 30,451 2,238 The Blackall-Tambo Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Boulia, Shire ofShire of Boulia Boulia Central West Queensland 1887 61,102 490  
Diamantina, Shire ofShire of Diamantina Bedourie Central West Queensland 1879 94,823 288  
Longreach Region, Longreach Region Longreach Central West Queensland 2008 40,638 4,092 The Longreach Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:  
Winton, Shire ofShire of Winton Winton Central West Queensland 1886 53,935 1,359  
Balonne, Shire ofShire of Balonne St George South West Queensland 1883 31,150 4,826  
Bulloo, Shire ofShire of Bulloo Thargomindah South West Queensland 1880 73,807 396  
Maranoa Region, Maranoa Region Roma South West Queensland 2008 58,830 13,862 The Roma Region is created from the 15 March 2008 amalgamation of:

Later it was renamed Maranoa Region in June 2009.

 
Murweh, Shire ofShire of Murweh Charleville South West Queensland 1879 40,742 4,626  
Paroo, Shire ofShire of Paroo Cunnamulla South West Queensland 1879 47,714 1,841  
Quilpie, Shire ofShire of Quilpie Quilpie South West Queensland 1930 67,633 948  

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