Electoral Commission Queensland

Local boundary reviews

The number of electors enrolled in each of the 77 local government areas varies from just over 100 to more than 100,000. Brisbane City Council is the exception with almost 700,000 electors. 

Local boundary reviews occur every four years, according to legislated time frames, or in response to a referral from the Minister for Local Government. A review of divided councils is required to ensure each division contains a comparable share of electors. An outcome of a local boundary review may include the redivision of internal boundaries, realignment of external boundaries, an adjustment to the electoral arrangements or the number of divisions and Councillors representing an area. 

The 2015 Local boundary reviews have now been completed.

Review process

The Change Commission is an independent body responsible for managing the local government boundary review process and is comprised of the following: 

  • the Electoral Commissioner, or a combination of,
  • the Electoral Commission, the Deputy Electoral Commissioner and, a casual Commissioner.

External boundary change reports

The Change Commission publishes an external boundary change report on its findings relating to the review and assessment of local government changes including external electoral boundaries and electoral arrangements.

Spatial data downloads

Spatial representation of local government divisional boundaries and local government area boundaries are available for download from Queensland Spatial Catalogue - QSpatial.