Shires of Australia

Australia is divided into states and territories. The generic term for the next level down is "local government areas". Because of the stark contrast between rural and urban Australia, local government areas come in many different forms. They have the status of shires, cities, towns, and so on. The majority are shires, so I'll use the word "shire" in place of "local government area". Some states are completely divided into shires, but some states still have unincorporated areas. In Northern Territory, some shires don't even have definite boundaries. In most states, I've found different sources that disagree on the list of shires. I have tried to select the most recent and most commonly used subdivision for each state and territory. Note that no subdivisions are listed for Australian Capital Territory, Coral Sea Islands Territory, or the remote islands.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has defined the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) 1999  (this document includes detailed maps). It consists of six "structures", or hierarchical sets of divisions for statistical reporting. The structure that most interests us is called the Local Government Area structure. It consists of the states and territories on the top level, followed by local government areas (LGA), statistical local areas (SLA), and census collection districts (CD) at the lowest level. The ABS states that the LGAs cover only that part of the Australian territory which is in the jurisdiction of some incorporated local government. They leave out northern South Australia, most of Northern Territory, and all of Australian Capital Territory, Jervis Bay, Christmas Island (Indian Ocean), and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

There are shire maps that can be accessed through these Web pages: New South Wales , Northern Territory , Queensland , Queensland  (pdf), South Australia , South Australia , Tasmania , Victoria , and Victoria . The Oultwood Local Government Web Index  has maps of varying detail.

DivisionHASCASGCTypePopulationArea(km.²)Capital
AdelaideAU.SA.AD0070c16,11516Adelaide
Adelaide HillsAU.SA.AH0120c38,512 Woodside
AlbanyAU.WA.AL0080c27,0034,804Albany
AlburyAU.NS.AL0050c42,468103Albury
AlexandrinaAU.SA.AL0220c15,000 Goolwa
Alice SpringsAU.NT.AS0200t27,4773,410Alice Springs
AlpineAU.VI.AL0110s18,1574,834Bright
AlpurrurulamAU.NT.AL g64610Mount Isa
AnguruguAU.NT.AN g8272Darwin
AnmatjereAU.NT.AM g1,3943,566Alice Springs
AramacAU.QL.AR0150s77823,290Aramac
AraratAU.VI.AR0260r11,0983,705Ararat
ArltarlpiltaAU.NT.AR g26112Alice Springs
ArmadaleAU.WA.AR0210c49,703 Armadale
Armidale DumaresqAU.NS.AD(1)s24,8114,202Armidale
AshburtonAU.WA.AS0250s8,783105,647Onslow
AshfieldAU.NS.AS0150m42,0428Ashfield
AthertonAU.QL.AT0200s10,253621Atherton
AuburnAU.NS.AU0200s58,17432Auburn
Augusta-Margaret RiverAU.WA.AM0280s8,0472,370Margaret River
AurukunAU.QL.AU0250s7817,354Aurukun
BallaratAU.VI.BA0570c76,509740Ballarat
BallinaAU.NS.BA0250s36,742487Ballina
BalonneAU.QL.BA0300s4,84631,096Saint George
BalranaldAU.NS.BN0300s2,93821,419Balranald
BananaAU.QL.BN0350s13,59815,721Banana
BankstownAU.NS.BS0350c168,59478Bankstown
BanyuleAU.VI.BY0660c112,59463Ivanhoe
BarcaldineAU.QL.BC0400s1,8508,426Barcaldine
BarcooAU.QL.BQ0450s49261,855Windorah
BarossaAU.SA.BA0310d18,738 Angaston
BarrabaAU.NS.BZ0400s2,2543,075Barraba
Barunga ManyallalukAU.NT.BA g5233,783Katherine
Barunga WestAU.SA.BW0430d2,550 Port Broughton
Bass CoastAU.VI.BC0740s20,205865Wonthaggi
BassendeanAU.WA.BA0350t13,230 Bassendean
BathurstAU.NS.BT0450c30,053240Bathurst
BauhiniaAU.QL.BH0500s2,54323,603Springsure
Baulkham HillsAU.NS.BK0500s133,679381Castle Hill
Baw BawAU.VI.BB0830s32,9854,035Warragul
BaysideAU.VI.BS0910c80,93337Sandringham
BayswaterAU.WA.BW0420c43,75633Morley
BeaudesertAU.QL.BE0550s46,7082,846Beaudesert
Bega ValleyAU.NS.BV0550s29,0396,050Bega
BellingenAU.NS.BE0600s13,6711,605Bellingen
BelmontAU.WA.BE0490c26,82640Cloverdale
BelyandoAU.QL.BY0600s10,75530,204Clermont
BelyuenAU.NT.BE g2474Winnellie
BendemereAU.QL.BM0650s9583,932Yuleba
Berri and BarmeraAU.SA.BB0520d11,975 Berri
BerriganAU.NS.BG0650s8,1482,049Berrigan
BeverleyAU.WA.BV0560s1,3992,310Beverley
BiggendenAU.QL.BI0700s1,5701,313Biggenden
BingaraAU.NS.BI0700s1,9982,859Bingara
BinjariAU.NT.BI g240282Katherine
BlackallAU.QL.BL0750s1,83316,349Blackall
BlacktownAU.NS.BC0750c254,817241Blacktown
BlandAU.NS.BD0800s6,3198,457West Wyalong
BlayneyAU.NS.BL0850s6,3961,619Blayney
Blue MountainsAU.NS.BM0900c76,4931,405Katoomba
BoddingtonAU.WA.BO0630s1,522 Boddington
BoganAU.NS.BX0950s3,25214,610Nyngan
BombalaAU.NS.BO1000s2,8463,945Bombala
BoonahAU.QL.BF0800s7,4401,481Boonah
BooringaAU.QL.BG0850s1,85027,776Mitchell
BoorowaAU.NS.BW1050s2,4822,600Boorowa
BoroondaraAU.VI.BO1110c144,59060Camberwell
BorroloolaAU.NT.BO g81711Borroloola
Botany BayAU.NS.BB1100c36,03627Mascot
BouliaAU.QL.BO0900s2,99960,970Boulia
BourkeAU.NS.BQ1150s3,78143,117Bourke
BowenAU.QL.BW0950s14,41121,121Bowen
Boyup BrookAU.WA.BB0770s1,604 Boyup Brook
Break O'DayAU.TS.BO0210m5,6443,809Saint Helens
BrewarrinaAU.NS.BR1200s2,20218,875Brewarrina
Bridgetown-GreenbushesAU.WA.BG0840s3,904 Bridgetown
BrightonAU.TS.BR0410m12,471 Brighton
BrimbankAU.VI.BR1180c149,131123Sunshine
BrisbaneAU.QL.BR1000c806,7461,141Brisbane
BroadsoundAU.QL.BS1700s7,48618,499Carmilla
Broken HillAU.NS.BH1250c20,98370Broken Hill
BrooktonAU.WA.BK0910s9111,626Brookton
BroomeAU.WA.BM0980s13,71756,000Broome
BroomehillAU.WA.BH1050s4701,376Broomehill
Bruce RockAU.WA.BR1120s1,1292,772Bruce Rock
BullooAU.QL.BU1750s80173,738Bulloo
BulokeAU.VI.BU1270s7,5998,004Wycheproof
BunburyAU.WA.BU1190c26,556 Bunbury
BundabergAU.QL.BB1810c42,84295Bundaberg
BungilAU.QL.BJ1850s1,97813,312Roma
BurdekinAU.QL.BD1900s18,9575,027Ayr
BurkeAU.QL.BK1950s1,43141,988Burke
BurnettAU.QL.BT1980s21,2182,001Bundaberg
BurnieAU.TS.BU0610c19,283618Burnie
BurnsideAU.SA.BU0700c40,73830Glenside
BurwoodAU.NS.BU1300s30,3457Burwood
BusseltonAU.WA.BS1260s17,4901,454Busselton
ByronAU.NS.BY1350s28,573561Mullumbimby
CabonneAU.NS.CE1400s12,1336,018Molong
CabooltureAU.QL.CB2000s98,8591,229Caboolture
CairnsAU.QL.CS2060c128,0261,846Cairns
CalliopeAU.QL.CP2100s13,9546,554Calliope
CaloundraAU.QL.CD2130c66,3361,107Landsborough
CambooyaAU.QL.CY2150s4,079631Cambooya
CambridgeAU.WA.CG1310t22,90422Floreat
CamdenAU.NS.CN1450s40,180206Camden
CampaspeAU.VI.CP1370s33,3204,526Echuca
CampbelltownAU.NS.CT1500c150,209312Campbelltown
CampbelltownAU.SA.CA0910c44,03223Campbelltown
Canada BayAU.NS.CC(1)s59,69719Drummoyne
CanningAU.WA.CN1330c68,37465Cannington
CanterburyAU.NS.CA1550c139,77033Campsie
CapelAU.WA.CP1400s5,692 Capel
CardiniaAU.VI.CA1450s40,5991,282Pakenham
CardwellAU.QL.CW2200s10,5883,056Cardwell
CarnamahAU.WA.CM1470s1,039 Carnamah
CarnarvonAU.WA.CA1540s8,616 Carnarvon
CarpentariaAU.QL.CA2250s4,27168,111Normanton
CarrathoolAU.NS.CH1600s3,10018,976Goolgowi
CaseyAU.VI.CS1610c143,531410Narre Warren
CedunaAU.SA.CE1010d3,654 Ceduna
Central CoastAU.TS.CC0810m20,380 Ulverstone
Central DarlingAU.NS.CD1700s2,39651,395Wilcannia
Central GoldfieldsAU.VI.CG1670s12,3221,532Maryborough
Central HighlandsAU.TS.CH1010m2,5508,010Hamilton
CessnockAU.NS.CS1720c46,7061,951Cessnock
Chapman ValleyAU.WA.CV1610s785 Nabawa
Charles SturtAU.SA.CS1060c102,400 Woodville
Charters TowersAU.QL.CT2300c8,89342Charters Towers
CherbourgAU.QL.CG g   
ChinchillaAU.QL.CH2350s5,6008,685Chinchilla
ChitteringAU.WA.CH1680s2,2641,188Bindoon
Circular HeadAU.TS.CI1210m8,1084,917Smithton
Clare and Gilbert ValleysAU.SA.CG1140d8,025 Clare
ClaremontAU.WA.CL1750t8,805 Claremont
ClarenceAU.TS.CL1410c47,461386Rosny Park
CleveAU.SA.CL1190d1,895 Cleve
CliftonAU.QL.CF2400s2,306866Clifton
CloncurryAU.QL.CL2450s3,89847,971Cloncurry
CobarAU.NS.CR1750s5,58744,250Cobar
CockburnAU.WA.CK1820c57,335 Bibra Lake
Coffs HarbourAU.NS.CF1800c59,747946Coffs Harbour
Colac-OtwayAU.VI.CO1750s19,7643,460Colac
CollieAU.WA.CE1890s8,6361,700Collie
ConargoAU.NS.CG1850s1,4483,737Deniliquin
Coober PedyAU.SA.CP1330d3,184 Coober Pedy
CookAU.QL.CK2500s9,081116,664Cooktown
CoolahAU.NS.CL1950s3,8174,790Coolah
CoolamonAU.NS.CO2000s3,9462,424Coolamon
CoolgardieAU.WA.CO1960s5,65230,089Coolgardie
CooloolaAU.QL.CO2530s31,8622,963Gympie
CoomalieAU.NT.CO0700g1,4691,500Batchelor
Cooma-MonaroAU.NS.CM2050s9,3824,881Cooma
CoonabarabranAU.NS.CB2100s6,7787,674Coonabarabran
CoonambleAU.NS.CJ2150s4,8729,955Coonamble
CoorongAU.SA.CO7800d6,200 Menigie
CoorowAU.WA.CW2030s1,395 Coorow
CootamundraAU.NS.CQ2200s7,4631,525Cootamundra
CopmanhurstAU.NS.CP2250s4,2463,144Grafton
Copper CoastAU.SA.CC1560d9,883736Kadina
CorangamiteAU.VI.CR1830s16,9634,378Camperdown
CorowaAU.NS.CV2300s8,4195,194Corowa
CorriginAU.WA.CI2100s1,2763,095Corrigin
CottesloeAU.WA.CT2170t7,100 Cottelsloe
CowraAU.NS.CW2350s12,5842,724Cowra
Cox PeninsulaAU.NT.CP g2566Darwin
CranbrookAU.WA.CR2240s1,1211,170Cranbrook
CrookwellAU.NS.CK2400s4,3353,440Crookwell
Crow's NestAU.QL.CN2550s8,6441,628Crow's Nest
CroydonAU.QL.CR2600s31629,490Croydon
CuballingAU.WA.CB2310s7081,250Cuballing
CueAU.WA.CU2380s731 Cue
CulcairnAU.NS.CU2450s4,1161,581Culcairn
CunderdinAU.WA.CD2450s1,3681,872Cunderdin
DaguraguAU.NT.DG g67343Katherine
DalbyAU.QL.DB2650t9,51747Dalby
DalrympleAU.QL.DR2700s3,66968,166Charters Towers
DalwallinuAU.WA.DL2520s1,6997,187Dalwallinu
DandaraganAU.WA.DN2590s2,6076,934Dandaragan
DardanupAU.WA.DP2660s6,344 Eaton
DarebinAU.VI.DA1890c121,79453Preston
DarwinAU.NT.DR1000c71,389144Darwin
DelatiteAU.VI.DE1950s22,4936,247Benalla
DeniliquinAU.NS.DE2500s8,208130Deniliquin
DenmarkAU.WA.DE2730s3,6861,842Denmark
Derby-West KimberleyAU.WA.DW2800s7,249102,706Derby
Derwent ValleyAU.TS.DV1510m9,5384,116New Norfolk
DevonportAU.TS.DE1610c23,814116Devonport
DiamantinaAU.QL.DI2750s42494,684Diamantina
Donnybrook-BalingupAU.WA.DB2870s4,029 Donnybrook
DoomadgeeAU.QL.DM g   
DorsetAU.TS.DO1810m7,095 Scottsdale
DouglasAU.QL.DG2800s14,5942,447Port Douglas
DowerinAU.WA.DO2940s8241,967Dowerin
DuaringaAU.QL.DU2850s9,31118,102Duaringa
DubboAU.NS.DB2600c37,4843,321Dubbo
DumbleyungAU.WA.DY3010s8372,553Dumbleyung
DundasAU.WA.DU3080s1,88893,114Norseman
DungogAU.NS.DG2700s7,8832,248Dungog
EachamAU.QL.EA2900s6,2111,123Millaa Milla
East FremantleAU.WA.EF3150t6,245 East Fremantle
East GippslandAU.VI.EG2110s37,89320,946Bairnsdale
East PilbaraAU.WA.EP3220s7,945378,533Newman
EidsvoldAU.QL.EI2950s9704,799Eidsvold
Elliott DistrictAU.NT.EL g6143Elliott
EllistonAU.SA.EL1750d1,239 Elliston
EmeraldAU.QL.EM3000s13,31210,327Emerald
EskAU.QL.ES3050s13,3913,928Esk
EsperanceAU.WA.ES3290s11,83742,531Esperance
EtheridgeAU.QL.ET3100s1,28039,186Georgetown
EurobodallaAU.NS.EU2750s31,5393,402Moruya
EvansAU.NS.EV2800s5,2004,278Kelso
ExmouthAU.WA.EX3360s3,908 Exmouth
FairfieldAU.NS.FA2850c190,707103Wakeley
FitzroyAU.QL.FI3150s9,4995,892Rockhampton
FlindersAU.QL.FL3200s2,23241,422Hoghenden
FlindersAU.TS.FL2010m924 Whitemark
Flinders RangesAU.SA.FR1830d1,9404,198Quorn
ForbesAU.NS.FO2900s10,1604,713Forbes
Franklin HarbourAU.SA.FH1960d1,250 Cowell
FrankstonAU.VI.FR2170c103,971130Frankston
FremantleAU.WA.FR3430c24,276 Fremantle
GannawarraAU.VI.GA2250s11,9223,741Kerang
GattonAU.QL.GT3250s14,7301,576Gatton
GawlerAU.SA.GA2030t17,50041Gawler
GayndahAU.QL.GD3300s2,9162,704Gayndah
George TownAU.TS.GT2210m6,653649George Town
GeraldtonAU.WA.GE3500c19,816 Geraldton
GilgandraAU.NS.GG2950s4,7464,818Gilgandra
GinginAU.WA.GI3570s3,1893,325Gingin
GladstoneAU.QL.GL3350c26,454147Gladstone
Glamorgan-Spring BayAU.TS.GS2410m4,035 Triabunna
Glen EiraAU.VI.GE2310c113,39239Caulfield South
GlenelgAU.VI.GL2410s19,9076,224Portland
Glen InnesAU.NS.GI3000m5,95569Glen Innes
GlenorchyAU.TS.GL2610c43,066 Glenorchy
GloucesterAU.NS.GC3050s4,9432,918Gloucester
GnowangerupAU.WA.GN3640s1,7245,000Gnowangerup
Gold CoastAU.QL.GC3460c365,1751,402Gold Coast
Golden PlainsAU.VI.GP2490s13,1582,706Bannockburn
GoomallingAU.WA.GM3710s1,0381,845Goomalling
GoondiwindiAU.QL.GO3600t4,37415Goondiwindi
GosfordAU.NS.GF3100c158,1721,028Gosford
GosnellsAU.WA.GS3780c73,705127Gosnells
GoulburnAU.NS.GB3150c20,84154Goulburn
GoyderAU.SA.GO2110r4,395 Burra
GraftonAU.NS.GR3200c16,80280Grafton
GrantAU.SA.GR2250d7,8001,885Mount Gambier
Greater BendigoAU.VI.GB2620c81,3382,996Bendigo
Greater DandenongAU.VI.GD2670c126,179130Springvale
Greater GeelongAU.VI.GG2750c175,4091,248Geelong
Greater SheppartonAU.VI.GS2830c51,9022,422Shepparton
Greater TareeAU.NS.GT3350c44,1493,753Taree
Great LakesAU.NS.GL3400s30,5663,339Forster
GreenoughAU.WA.GR3850s10,362 Geraldton
GriffithAU.NS.GH3450c23,2921,606Griffith
GundagaiAU.NS.GU3500s3,7322,448Gundagai
GunnedahAU.NS.GD3550s12,6475,092Gunnedah
GunningAU.NS.GN3600s2,3032,200Gunning
GuyraAU.NS.GY3650s4,2854,371Guyra
Halls CreekAU.WA.HC3920s3,302142,908Halls Creek
HardenAU.NS.HD3700s3,7741,863Harden
HarveyAU.WA.HA3990s14,766 Harvey
HastingsAU.NS.HA3750s61,2983,693Port Macquarie
HawkesburyAU.NS.HW3800c61,8882,793Windsor
HayAU.NS.HY3850s3,70311,438Hay
HepburnAU.VI.HE2910s13,4271,471Daylesford
HerbertonAU.QL.HE3700s5,1819,567Ravenshee
Hervey BayAU.QL.HB3750c42,3912,352Hervey Bay
HinchinbrookAU.QL.HI3800s15,5792,869Gairloch
HindmarshAU.VI.HI2980s6,5727,422Nhill
HobartAU.TS.HO2810c46,676 Hobart
Hobsons BayAU.VI.HB3110c74,16464Altona
HolbrookAU.NS.HB3900s2,5432,590Holbrook
Holdfast BayAU.SA.HB2600c32,50014Brighton
HolroydAU.NS.HO3950c86,55739Merrylands
HopevaleAU.QL.HO g   
HornsbyAU.NS.HR4000s149,285504Hornsby
HorshamAU.VI.HO3190r17,3224,233Horsham
HumeAU.NS.HM4050s7,2351,925Albury
HumeAU.VI.HU3270c116,030504Broadmeadows
Hunters HillAU.NS.HH4100m13,6206Hunter's Hill
Huon ValleyAU.TS.HV3010m12,907 Huonvalley
HurstvilleAU.NS.HV4150c70,39025Hurstville
IlfracombeAU.QL.IL3850s3336,562Ilfracombe
IndigoAU.VI.IN3350s13,6792,048Beechworth
InglewoodAU.QL.IN3900s2,7715,871Inglewood
InverellAU.NS.IN4200s14,9508,623Inverell
IpswichAU.QL.IP3960c126,8551,817Amberley's
IrwinAU.WA.IR4060s2,453 Dongara
IsisAU.QL.IS4000s5,8781,699Childers
IsisfordAU.QL.IF4050s30210,482Isisford
JabiruAU.NT.JA2000t1,696 Jabiru
JerichoAU.QL.JE4100s96621,825Jericho
JerilderieAU.NS.JE4250s1,8773,397Jerilderie
JerramungupAU.WA.JE4130s1,3386,540Jerramungup
JilkmingganAU.NT.JI g188810Katherine
JohnstoneAU.QL.JS4150s20,7771,635Innistale
JondaryanAU.QL.JD4200s11,0561,906Jondaryan
JoondalupAU.WA.JO4170c141,03697Joondalup
JuneeAU.NS.JU4300s5,8972,045Junee
KalamundaAU.WA.KL4200s46,358 Kalamunda
Kalgoorlie/BoulderAU.WA.KB4280c29,68395,444Kalgoorlie
Kangaroo IslandAU.SA.KI2750d4,373 Kingscote
Karoonda-East MurrayAU.SA.KE3080d1,323 Karoonda
KatanningAU.WA.KT4340s4,5061,523Katanning
KatherineAU.NT.KA2200t10,839528Katherine
KellerberrinAU.WA.KE4410s1,2101,852Kellerberrin
KempseyAU.NS.KE4350s27,0733,355West Kempsey
KentAU.WA.KN4480s7806,552Nyabing
KentishAU.TS.KE3210m5,331 Sheffield
KiamaAU.NS.KI4400m19,108256Kiama
KilcoyAU.QL.KC4250s3,1391,442Kilcoy
KilkivanAU.QL.KK4300s3,2033,258Kilkivan
KimbaAU.SA.KB3220d1,265 Kimba
KingaroyAU.QL.KI4350s11,1412,417Kingaroy
KingboroughAU.TS.KB3610m26,839720Kingston
King IslandAU.TS.KI3410m1,797 Currie
KingstonAU.VI.KI3430c122,43891Mentone
KnoxAU.VI.KN3670c130,794114Wantirna South
KogarahAU.NS.KO4450m52,05820Kogarah
KojonupAU.WA.KJ4550s2,2142,937Kojonup
KolanAU.QL.KL4400s4,1962,646Gin gin
KondininAU.WA.KO4620s1,2377,340Kondinin
KoordaAU.WA.KR4690s6022,662Koorda
KowanyamaAU.QL.KW g   
KulinAU.WA.KU4760s8934,790Kulin
KunbarllanjnjaAU.NT.KU g1,006530Oenpelli
Ku-ring-gaiAU.NS.KU4500m107,59382Gordon
KwinanaAU.WA.KW4830t19,186118Kwinana
KyogleAU.NS.KY4550s9,8113,589Kyogle
LacepedeAU.SA.LA3360d2,423 Kingston
LachlanAU.NS.LA4600s7,30415,359Condobolin
LaidleyAU.QL.LA4450s12,116700Thornton
LajamanuAU.NT.LA g1,0807,313Katherine
Lake GraceAU.WA.LG4900s1,7699,245Lake Grace
Lake MacquarieAU.NS.LM4650c183,002749Speers Point
Lane CoveAU.NS.LC4700m31,73510Lane Cove
LatrobeAU.TS.LT3810m7,627550Latrobe
LatrobeAU.VI.LA3810c67,5641,405Traralgon
LauncestonAU.TS.LC4010c62,4311,414Launceston
LavertonAU.WA.LA4970s1,569179,476Laverton
LeetonAU.NS.LE4750s11,5311,132Leeton
Le HunteAU.SA.LH3570d1,4825,384Wudinna
LeichhardtAU.NS.LH4800m62,05312Leichhardt
LeonoraAU.WA.LE5040s3,51132,197Leonora
LightAU.SA.LI3650r9,730 Kapunda
LismoreAU.NS.LI4850c43,3001,267Goonellabah
LitchfieldAU.NT.LI2300s14,1563,100Humpty Doo
LithgowAU.NS.LG3300c19,9133,469Lithgow
LiverpoolAU.NS.LV4900c143,281313Liverpool
LivingstoneAU.QL.LI4550s24,79611,753Rockhampton
LockhartAU.NS.LO4950s3,4642,930Lockhart
LoddonAU.VI.LO3940s8,5866,697Wedderburn
LoganAU.QL.LG4600c158,459251Logan
LongreachAU.QL.LR4700s4,41923,504Longreach
Lower Eyre PeninsulaAU.SA.LE3710d4,000 Cummins
Loxton WaikerieAU.SA.LW3790d12,100 Loxton
Ltyentye PurteAU.NT.LT g5662,242Alice Springs
Macedon RangesAU.VI.MR4130s32,3671,748Kyneton
MackayAU.QL.MK4760c71,8942,887Mackay
MacleanAU.NS.MC5000s16,6121,042Maclean
MaitlandAU.NS.MD5050c53,601396Maitland
MallalaAU.SA.ML3920d7,000 Mallala
MandurahAU.WA.MA5110c37,925 Mandurah
ManillaAU.NS.MA5100s3,2752,245Manilla
ManjimupAU.WA.MJ5180s10,093 Manjimup
ManlyAU.NS.MN5150s38,31616Manly
ManninghamAU.VI.MN4210c103,760113Doncaster
MareebaAU.QL.ME4850s18,18853,457Mareeba
MaribyrnongAU.VI.MB4330c59,02931Footscray
MarionAU.SA.MA4060c74,31755Oaklands Park
MarngarrAU.NT.MG g3193Nhulunbuy
MaroochyAU.QL.MY4900s111,7981,162Yandina
MaroondahAU.VI.MH4410c91,32361Ringwood
MarrickvilleAU.NS.MV5200s79,87116Petersham
MaryboroughAU.QL.MA4950c24,868129Maryborough
MatarankaAU.NT.MT g279250Mataranka
McKinlayAU.QL.MC4800s1,44340,768McKinlay
Meander ValleyAU.TS.MV4210m16,77331,979Westbury
MeekatharraAU.WA.MT5250s2,666 Meekatharra
MelbourneAU.VI.ME4600c48,56036Melbourne
MeltonAU.VI.MT4650s39,169528Melton
MelvilleAU.WA.MV5320c89,238 Applecross
MenziesAU.WA.MZ5390s521124,492Menzies
MerredinAU.WA.ME5460s3,6503,372Merredin
MerriwaAU.NS.ME5250s2,2543,508Merriwa
Mid MurrayAU.SA.MM4210d8,152 Mannum
MilduraAU.VI.ML4780r45,41822,245Mildura
MilikapitiAU.NT.MI g48027Darwin
MillmerranAU.QL.ML5000s2,8304,514Millmerran
MingenewAU.WA.MI5530s589 Mingenew
MiraniAU.QL.MR5050s5,0883,272Mirani
Miriam ValeAU.QL.MV5100s4,3313,775Miriam Vale
MitchamAU.SA.MI4340c59,28972Torrens Park
MitchellAU.VI.MC4850s24,9332,867Broadford
MoiraAU.VI.MI4900s24,7134,079Numurkah
MonashAU.VI.MS4970c152,55282Glen Waverley
MontoAU.QL.MN5150s2,9224,313Monto
Moonee ValleyAU.VI.MV5060c104,84944Moonee Ponds
MooraAU.WA.MR5600s2,5733,788Moora
MooraboolAU.VI.MO5150s21,9422,111Ballan
MorawaAU.WA.MO5670s1,058 Morawa
Moree PlainsAU.NS.MP5300s15,14517,874Moree
MorelandAU.VI.MD5250c130,09351Coburg
MorningtonAU.QL.MO5250s1,1141,227Mornington
Mornington PeninsulaAU.VI.MP5340s110,409724Rosebud
MosmanAU.NS.MO5350m28,1279Mosman
Mosman ParkAU.WA.MP5740t7,420 Mosman Park
Mount AlexanderAU.VI.MA5430s15,9301,529Castlemain
Mount BarkerAU.SA.MB4550d23,000 Mount Barker
Mount GambierAU.SA.MG4620c23,075 Mount Gambier
Mount IsaAU.QL.MI5300c22,86643,252Mount Isa
Mount MagnetAU.WA.MG5810s833 Mount Magnet
Mount MarshallAU.WA.MM5880s77010,134Bencubbin
Mount MorganAU.QL.MM5350s2,858491Mount Morgan
Mount RemarkableAU.SA.MR4830d3,1073,413Melrose
MoyneAU.VI.MY5490s15,8675,835Port Fairy
MudgeeAU.NS.MG5400s18,1365,482Mudgee
MukinbudinAU.WA.MB5950s7003,414Mukinbudin
MullewaAU.WA.MW6020s1,192 Mullewa
MulwareeAU.NS.ML5450s6,2065,207Goulburn
MundaringAU.WA.MN6090s31,613 Mundaring
MundubberaAU.QL.MD5450s2,5144,185Mundubberra
MurchisonAU.WA.MU6160s184 Murchison
MurgonAU.QL.MG5500s4,472694Murgon
MurillaAU.QL.MU5550s2,7906,052Miles
MurrayAU.NS.MU5500s5,8324,328Mathoura
MurrayAU.WA.MY6230s9,190 Pinjarra
Murray BridgeAU.SA.MU5040r16,664 Murray Bridge
MurrindindiAU.VI.MU5620s12,4513,882Alexandra
MurrumbidgeeAU.NS.MB5550s2,6423,408Darlington Point
MurrurundiAU.NS.MR5600s2,1552,471Murrurundi
MurwehAU.QL.MW5600s4,96243,944Charleville
MuswellbrookAU.NS.MS5650s15,3073,402Muswellbrook
NambuccaAU.NS.NC5700s17,7031,443Macksville
NanangoAU.QL.NA5650s7,8101,732Nanango
NannupAU.WA.NN6300s1,144 Nannup
Naracoorte LucindaleAU.SA.NL5090d7,967 Naracoorte
NarembeenAU.WA.NB6370s1,0173,821Narembeen
NarrabriAU.NS.NB5750s13,94313,065Narrabri
NarranderaAU.NS.ND5800s6,8604,140Narrandera
NarroginAU.WA.NS6510s8671,618Narrogin
NarroginAU.WA.NT6440t4,49111Narrogin
NarromineAU.NS.NA5850s6,5985,242Narromine
Nauiyu NambiyuAU.NT.NN g45743Winnellie
NeboAU.QL.NE5700s2,46210,009Doraville
NedlandsAU.WA.NE6580c20,87621Nedlands
NewcastleAU.NS.NE5900c140,028214Newcastle
NgaanyatjarrakuAU.WA.NG6620s1,448160,378Warburton Ranges
NguiuAU.NT.NG g1,3962,071Darwin
NillumbikAU.VI.NI5710s54,417430Greensborough
NoosaAU.QL.NO5750s41,171867Cooroy
NorthamAU.WA.NH6650t6,30024Northam
NorthamAU.WA.NR6720s3,2151,419Northam
NorthamptonAU.WA.NP6790s3,787 Northampton
Northern AreasAU.SA.NA5120d4,800 Jamestown
Northern GrampiansAU.VI.NG5810s13,0015,907Stawell
Northern MidlandsAU.TS.NM4610m11,3715,130Longford
North SydneyAU.NS.NS5950s58,58710North Sydney
Norwood Payneham and Saint PetersAU.SA.NP5290c34,07215Kent Town
Numbulwar/NumburindiAU.NT.NU g1,117450Katherine
NundleAU.NS.NU6000s1,3701,593Nundle
NungarinAU.WA.NU6860s2721,145Nungarin
OberonAU.NS.OB6100s4,6492,924Oberon
OnkaparingaAU.SA.ON5340c140,000 Noarlunga Centre
OrangeAU.NS.OR6150c35,997287Orange
Orroroo/CarrietonAU.SA.OC5400d1,030 Orroroo
Outback AreasAU.SA.OA v  Adelaide
PalmerstonAU.NT.PA2800c16,98356Palmerston
ParkesAU.NS.PK6200s15,1765,915Parkes
ParooAU.QL.PA5800s2,43247,654Cunnamulla
ParramattaAU.NS.PA6250c145,87160Parramatta
ParryAU.NS.PY6300s11,9224,386Tamworth
Peak DownsAU.QL.PD5850s3,1728,107Capella
PenrithAU.NS.PE6350c173,393407Penrith
Peppermint GroveAU.WA.PG6930s1,6282Peppermint Grove
PerenjoriAU.WA.PJ7000s684 Perenjori
PerryAU.QL.PE5900s3512,354Mount Perry
PerthAU.WA.PE7080c10,0959Perth
PeterboroughAU.SA.PB5540d2,300 Peterborough
Pine CreekAU.NT.PC g586400Pine Creek
Pine RiversAU.QL.PR5950s103,192773Petrle
PingellyAU.WA.PI7140s1,1351,223Pingelly
PirlangimpiAU.NT.PI g33517Darwin
PittsworthAU.QL.PI6050s4,2641,087Pittsworth
PittwaterAU.NS.PI6370s56,003125Warriewood
PlantagenetAU.WA.PL7210s4,1174,792Mount Barker
PlayfordAU.SA.PF5680c63,500364Smithfield
PormpuraawAU.QL.PO g   
Port Adelaide EnfieldAU.SA.PE5890c101,25597Port Adelaide
Port AugustaAU.SA.PA6090c14,200 Port Augusta
Port HedlandAU.WA.PO7280t13,11611,844Port Hedland
Port LincolnAU.SA.PL6300c12,857 Port Lincoln
Port PhillipAU.VI.PP5900c73,09221Saint Kilda
Port PirieAU.SA.PP6450r18,102 Port Pirie
Port StephensAU.NS.PS6400s55,971979Raymond Terrace
Pristine WatersAU.NS.PW(1)c10,6766,872Ulmarra
ProspectAU.SA.PR6510c19,184 Prospect
PyreneesAU.VI.PY5990s6,5803,434Beaufort
QuairadingAU.WA.QR7350s1,1762,000Quairading
QueanbeyanAU.NS.QB6450c29,39454Queanbeyan
QueenscliffeAU.VI.QC6080b3,1939Queenscliffe
QuilpieAU.QL.QP6150s1,40267,488Quilpie
QuirindiAU.NS.QR6500s4,8153,047Quirindi
RandwickAU.NS.RA6550c126,66537Randwick
RavensthorpeAU.WA.RA7420s1,38912,872Ravensthorpe
RedcliffeAU.QL.RC6200c48,02639Redcliffe
RedlandAU.QL.RL6250s100,101537Ormiston
Renmark ParingaAU.SA.RP6670d9,300 Renmark
RichmondAU.QL.RI6300s1,17926,531Richmond
Richmond ValleyAU.NS.RV(1)s22,7022,550Casino
RobeAU.SA.RO6860d1,3401,106Robe
RockdaleAU.NS.RO6650c91,21829Rockdale
RockhamptonAU.QL.RH6350c59,732188Rockhampton
RockinghamAU.WA.RC7490c58,167261Rockingham
RoebourneAU.WA.RB7560s14,95415,197Karratha
RomaAU.QL.RM6400t6,43977Roma
RosalieAU.QL.RS6450s8,0352,196Cooyar
Roxby DownsAU.SA.RD6970m4,500 Roxby Downs
RydeAU.NS.RD6700c97,69540Ryde
RylstoneAU.NS.RY6750s3,7243,832Rylstone
SalisburyAU.SA.SA7140c114,000 Salisbury
SandstoneAU.WA.SA7630s295 Sandstone
SarinaAU.QL.SA6550s9,3941,441Sarina
SconeAU.NS.SC6800s9,6994,028Scone
Serpentine-JarrahdaleAU.WA.SJ7700s9,783920Mundijong
SevernAU.NS.SE6850s2,9255,826Glen Innes
Shark BayAU.WA.SB7770s1,943 Denham
ShellharbourAU.NS.SH6900c56,930154Blackbutt
ShoalhavenAU.NS.SL6950c82,5234,660Nowra
SingletonAU.NS.SI7000s20,6874,810Singleton
Snowy RiverAU.NS.SR7050s6,4396,035Berridale
SorellAU.TS.SO4810m10,114 Sorell
Southern GrampiansAU.VI.SG6260s17,1576,808Hamilton
Southern MalleeAU.SA.SM7290d2,371 Pinnaroo
Southern MidlandsAU.TS.SM5010m5,3242,561Oatlands
South GippslandAU.VI.SL6170s24,1373,298Leongatha
South PerthAU.WA.SP7840c35,376 South Perth
South SydneyAU.NS.SS7070c85,85918South Sydney
StanthorpeAU.QL.ST6600s9,5962,689Stanthorpe
StirlingAU.WA.ST7910c174,088100Stirling
StonningtonAU.VI.SN6350c84,30026Malvern
StrathbogieAU.VI.SB6430s8,7943,302Euroa
StrathfieldAU.NS.ST7100m28,59514Strathfield
Streaky BayAU.SA.SB7490d1,940 Steaky Bay
SubiacoAU.WA.SU7980c15,076 Subiaco
Surf CoastAU.VI.SC6490s16,7141,554Torquay
SutherlandAU.NS.SU7150s211,782371Sutherland
SwanAU.WA.SW8050s69,112 Midland
Swan HillAU.VI.SH6610r20,3926,132Swan Hill
SydneyAU.NS.SY7200c22,7736Sydney
TallagandaAU.NS.TL7250s2,6063,351Braidwood
TambellupAU.WA.TB8120s7011,437Tambellup
TamboAU.QL.TA6650s56614,008Tambo
TamminAU.WA.TM8190s4891,087Tammin
TamworthAU.NS.TA7300c35,880183Tamworth
TapatijatjakaAU.NT.TP g19812Alice Springs
TaraAU.QL.TR6700s3,50411,661Tara
TaroomAU.QL.TM6750s2,73318,609Taroom
TasmanAU.TS.TA5210m2,256 Nubeena
TatiaraAU.SA.TA7630d6,662 Bordertown
Tea Tree GullyAU.SA.TT7700c97,00096Modbury
TemoraAU.NS.TE7350s5,9232,813Temora
Tennant CreekAU.NT.TC3800t3,82125Tennant Creek
TenterfieldAU.NS.TN7400s6,6247,124Tenterfield
Three SpringsAU.WA.TS8260s806 Three Springs
ThuringowaAU.QL.TH6800c44,3191,861Yabulu
TiaroAU.QL.TI6850s4,2522,189Tiaro
Timber CreekAU.NT.TM g23416Katherine
ToodyayAU.WA.TO8330s3,2141,683Toodyay
ToowoombaAU.QL.TW6900c83,633116Toowoomba
TorresAU.QL.TO6950s8,5721,862Bamaga
TownsvilleAU.QL.TV7000c88,3481,866Townsville
TowongAU.VI.TO6670s6,1226,680Tallangatta
TrayningAU.WA.TR8400s4691,632Trayning
TumbarumbaAU.NS.TU7450s3,6734,380Tumbarumba
Tumby BayAU.SA.TB7910d2,662 Tumba Bay
TumutAU.NS.TT7500s11,1123,752Tumut
TweedAU.NS.TW7550s70,1331,303Murwillumbah
UnleyAU.SA.UN7980c37,000 Unley
Upper GascoyneAU.WA.UG8470s309 Gascoyne Junction
UrallaAU.NS.UR7650s5,7573,215Uralla
UranaAU.NS.UN7700s1,5543,361Urana
Victor HarborAU.SA.VH8050d10,100 Victor Harbor
Victoria ParkAU.WA.VK8510t26,40518Victoria Park
Victoria PlainsAU.WA.VP8540s9572,563Calingiri
VincentAU.WA.VI8570t24,721 Leederville
WaggambaAU.QL.WG7100s2,71213,385Goondiwindi
Wagga WaggaAU.NS.WW7750c56,3034,886Wagga Wagga
WaginAU.WA.WG8610s1,8681,950Wagin
WakefieldAU.SA.WF8130r6,777 Balaklava
WakoolAU.NS.WK7800s4,7897,549Moulamein
WalchaAU.NS.WH7850s3,2366,410Walcha
WalgettAU.NS.WA7900s8,30122,007Walgett
Walingeri-NgumpinkuAU.NT.WN g449386Katherine
WalkervilleAU.SA.WV8260t6,6734Walkerville
Wallace RockholeAU.NT.WR g1554Alice Springs
WamboAU.QL.WB7150s5,2055,703Dalby
WanderingAU.WA.WD8680s3701,955Wandering
WangarattaAU.VI.WG6700r25,0353,631Wangaratta
WannerooAU.WA.WR8760c202,919688Wanneroo
Waratah-WynyardAU.TS.WW5410m13,530 Wynyard
WaroonaAU.WA.WO8820s3,278 Waroona
WarrenAU.NS.WN7950s3,34510,860Warren
WarringahAU.NS.WR8000s133,911138Dee Why
WarrnamboolAU.VI.WR6730c26,776120Warrnambool
WarrooAU.QL.WR7200s99613,637Warroo
WarwickAU.QL.WA7260s19,9674,419Warwick
WatiyawanuAU.NT.WA g27078Alice Springs
Wattle RangeAU.SA.WR8340d12,700 Millicent
WaverleyAU.NS.WV8050s65,0099Bondi Junction
WeddinAU.NS.WD8100s3,6983,427Grenfell
Weipa SouthAU.QL.WS g  Weipa
WellingtonAU.NS.WT8150s8,6894,076Wellington
WellingtonAU.VI.WE6810s39,81710,990Sale
WentworthAU.NS.WE8200s7,10126,170Wentworth
West ArthurAU.WA.WA8890s9882,850Darkan
West CoastAU.TS.WC5610m6,336 Zeehan
WestoniaAU.WA.WT9030s2923,268Westonia
West TamarAU.TS.WT5810m18,873689Beaconsfield
West Torrens ThebartonAU.SA.WT8410c49,683 Hilton
West WimmeraAU.VI.WW6890s4,9339,093Edenhope
WhitehorseAU.VI.WH6980c135,47264Nunawading
WhitsundayAU.QL.WH7330s18,2822,686Crystal brook
WhittleseaAU.VI.WS7070c101,894490South Morang
WhyallaAU.SA.WH8540c23,89042Whyalla
WickepinAU.WA.WC9100s8411,989Wickepin
WilliamsAU.WA.WS9170s1,0372,295Williams
WilloughbyAU.NS.WB8250c60,49822Chatswood
WilunaAU.WA.WL9250s1,879 Wiluna
WindouranAU.NS.WI8300s3785,092Deniliquin
WingecarribeeAU.NS.WC8350s40,3202,700Moss Vale
WintonAU.QL.WI7400s1,73653,797Winton
WodongaAU.VI.WO7170r29,188436Wodonga
WollondillyAU.NS.WL8400s35,9522,558Picton
WollongongAU.NS.WG8450c186,608714Wollongong
WondaiAU.QL.WD7450s3,9713,571Wondai
Wongan-BalliduAU.WA.WB9310s1,5453,350Wongan Hills
WoocooAU.QL.WC7500s2,9022,002Brooweena
WoodanillingAU.WA.WN9380s3541,126Woodanilling
WoollahraAU.NS.WO8500m54,57212Double Bay
WoorabindaAU.QL.WO a   
WugularrAU.NT.WU g5823,185Katherine
Wujal WujalAU.QL.WW g   
WyalkatchemAU.WA.WY9450s6341,743Wyalkatchem
WyndhamAU.VI.WY7260c73,897542Werribee
Wyndham-East KimberleyAU.WA.WE9520s8,760121,189Kununurra
WyongAU.NS.WY8550s129,309826Wyong
YalgooAU.WA.YA9590s577 Yalgoo
YallaroiAU.NS.YL8600s3,1635,348Warialda
YankalillaAU.SA.YA8750d3,800 Yankalilla
YarraAU.VI.YA7350c195,19120Richmond
YarrabahAU.QL.YA g   
Yarra RangesAU.VI.YR7450s7622,472Lilydale
YarriambiackAU.VI.YB7630s8,3047,160Warracknabeal
YarrowlumlaAU.NS.YR8650s9,5962,970Queanbeyan
YassAU.NS.YS8700s9,4123,416Yass
YilgarnAU.WA.YI9660s2,66830,720Southern Cross
YorkAU.WA.YO9730s2,7882,010York
Yorke PeninsulaAU.SA.YP8830d3,800 Maitland
YoungAU.NS.YO8750s11,4142,670Young
YuendumuAU.NT.YU g1,12922,142Yuendumu
Yugal MangiAU.NT.YM g1,47312,269Ngukurr
  • Division: Name of local government area. Note: in some cases, there is more
    than one division with the same name in the same state. The type is needed
    to distinguish between them.
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes.
    The middle two letters identify the state.
    For key, see "Administrative Subdivisions of Countries".
  • ASGC: LGA code from Australian Standard Geographical Classification. Note: the
    state must be specified along with the ASGC code to get a unique identifier.
    (1) These divisions didn't exist in 1999; see change history below.
  • Type: a = aboriginal council, b = borough, c = city, d = district council,
    g = community government council, m = municipality / municipal council,
    r = rural city, s = shire, t = town, v = community development trust.
  • Population: 1996-08-09 census. Populations, areas, and capitals furnished by
    Karem Abdalla.

Change history (incomplete):

1993: Tasmania reorganized from 46 councils to 29 councils (background ).
1998-12-01: Lucindale district council and Naracoorte district council merged to form Naracoorte and Lucindale district council (SA). This was renamed to Naracoorte Lucindale Council (SA) on 1999-10-01.
1999-07-01: Kapunda and Light district council changed to Light regional council (SA). Kapunda district council and Light district council had merged in ~1996.
1999-07-01: Status of Wanneroo changed from shire to city (WA).
2000-02-01: Status of Victor Harbor changed from district to city (SA).
2000-02-21: Armidale city (ASGC code 0100) and Dumaresq shire (2650) merged to form Armidale Dumaresq shire (NS).
2000-02-21: Casino (1650) and Richmond River (6600) shires merged to form Richmond Valley shire (NS).
2000-03-31: Status of Latrobe changed from shire to city (VI).
2000-07-01: Name of Kingston district changed to Lacepede (SA).
2000-12-01: Concord (1900) and Drummoyne (2550) shires merged to form Canada Bay city (NS).
2000-07-01: Nymboida (6050) and Ulmarra (7600) shires merged to form Pristine Waters shire (NS).
2000-08-02: Status of Palmerston changed from town to city (NT).
2001-03-27: Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that Campaspe shire council (VI) sought to merge with Murray shire council (NS). If this were carried out, it would create a shire that was partly in each of two states.

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