Electoral Commission of Queensland

Local Boundary Reviews

The number of voters in each of the 77 local government areas varies from just over 100 to more than 100,000 people. The 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. The outcome of a local boundary review may include the adjustment of internal or external boundaries, or changes to a council's electoral arrangements.

Review process

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

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

Internal boundary reviews

The last internal boundary reviews took place in 2015. See the Review of Divided Councils Reports.

Divided council reviews ensure each division or ward contains a similar number of voters.

External boundary reviews

The Change Commission is also responsible for reviewing the external boundaries and electoral arrangements of councils.

See the External Boundary Change Reports for its findings.

Spatial data

Spatial data relating to local government divisional and area boundaries are available to download from QSpatial.