South West Queensland

South West Queensland is a remote region in the Australian state of Queensland. The area is noted for its cattle grazing, cotton farming, opal mining and oil and gas deposits.

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The Shire of Balonne is a local government area in South West Queensland, Australia, over 500 kilometres (310 mi) from the state capital, Brisbane. It covers an area of 31,150.3 square kilometres (12,027.2 sq mi), and has existed as a local government entity since 1879.

Barcoo Shire Council is located in south western Queensland. It covers an area of 62,000.7 square kilometres, and has a population of about 370. It has existed as a local government entity since 1887.

The Shire of Bulloo is a local government area in South West Queensland, Australia. Cameron Corner, the point where New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia meet, is located at the south west corner of the shire. The Bulloo Shire covers an area of 73,807.6 square kilometres (28,497.3 sq mi), and its administrative centre is the town of Thargomindah.

Major industries in the shire include wool, beef, opals, oil and natural gas.

The Goondiwindi Region is a local government area located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia along the state's border with New South Wales. Established in 2008, it was preceded by three previous local government areas which dated back to the 19th century.

Maranoa Region is a local government area in South West Queensland, Australia. The town of Roma is the administrative headquarters of the region.

The Shire of Murweh is a local government area in the Maranoa district, which is part of South West Queensland, Australia. The administrative centre and largest town in the shire is Charleville.

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.

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