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Shire of Quilpie

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Population  1,035 (2010)
State electorate(s)  Warrego
Shire of Quilpie  Murweh
Founded  1930
Mayor  Stuart Mackenzie
Established  1930
Website  Shire of Quilpie
Area  67,634 kmĀ²
Council seat  Quilpie
Federal division  Division of Maranoa
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The Shire of Quilpie is a local government area in South West Queensland, Australia. It covers an area of 67,633.5 square kilometres (26,113.4 sq mi), and its administrative centre is the town of Quilpie.


Map of Quilpie, QLD, Australia

The dominant industry is grazing. Opal fields are also worked within the shire.


The Shire was created on 17 July 1930 from parts of the Shires of Barcoo, Murweh and Paroo and part of the abolished Shire of Adavale and all of the abolished Shire of Bulloo. However, on 4 July 1931, the Shire of Bulloo was re-instated.


  • 1930-1933 H. J. Pegler
  • Mayors

  • 1997 - 2011 P. David Edwards
  • 2012 - Stuart Mackenzie
  • Towns and localities

    The Shire of Quilpie includes the following settlements:

  • Quilpie
  • Adavale
  • Cheepie
  • Eromanga
  • Toompine
  • Notable people from Quilpie

  • Vaughan Johnson, Queensland state politician
  • Ewen Jones, Australian federal politician
  • Professor Don Markwell, social scientist and educational leader
  • Sandy McPhie, former Queensland state politician
  • Justine Saunders, late Australian actor
  • References

    Shire of Quilpie Wikipedia

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