Divisional Boundary Reviews
Divisional boundaries are reviewed in the year before the Local Government Quadrennial Elections, as required by law.
Each council division is required to have relatively the same number of electors so that each person's vote carries the same weight (one vote, one value). This is known as a 'reasonable proportion of electors' (quota).
Reasonable Proportion of Electors (quota)
As Queensland's population grows and shifts, the number of voters in each local government area (council) changes.
Councils must review enrolment within their divisions and notify the Local Government Minister and the Electoral Commissioner of the results no later than:
- Brisbane City Council - 1 October, two years before the Local Government Quadrennial Elections.
- Other divided councils (except Indigenous regional councils) - 1 March, the year before the Local Government Quadrennial Elections.
To determine the quota, divide the total number of enrolled electors in a local government area by the number of councillors (excluding the mayor). A tolerance of either 10% or 20% is allowed depending on the number of electors:
- For a local government area with more than 10,000 electors: 10%
- For any other local government area: 20%
2019 Divisional Boundary Reviews
|Local Government Area/s||Status|
|1||Brisbane City Council||Referral received|
|2||Cassowary Coast Regional Council||Referral received|
|3||Fraser Coast Regional Council||Referral received|
|4||Gold Coast City Council||Referral received|
|5||Gympie Regional Council||Referral received|
|6||Ipswich City Council||Awaiting referral|
|7||Isaac Regional Council||Referral received|
|8||Logan City Council||Referral received|
|9||Moreton Bay Regional Council||Referral received|
|10||Redland City Council||Referral received|
|11||Rockhampton Regional Council||Referral received|
|12||Scenic Rim Regional Council||Referral received|
|13||South Burnett Regional Council||Referral received|
|14||Sunshine Coast Regional Council||Referral received|
|15||Tablelands Regional Council||Referral received|
|16||Townsville City Council||Referral received|
|17||Whitsunday Regional Council||Referral received|
For further information please email LGboundaries@ecq.qld.gov.au or call 1300 881 665.