Barramundi and so much more


Burke Shire the most far North West council in the NWQROC region, situated on the Gulf of Carpentaria, adjoining the Northern Territory border.

The shire’s administrative centre is Burketown which is located on the Savannah Way, one of the world's great transcontinental road journeys for adventure travellers.

Burketown is 2115km to the north west of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, and 2100km from Darwin.

The Shire covers 40 127 km², approximately 40 times larger than the area of Brisbane City Council. 

The shire has significant indigenous populations from the Gangalidda Garawa and Waanyi traditional owner groups.

Burke Shire is home to iconic tourist attraction including Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park and the Riversleigh fossil fields World Heritage Site. The area is also well-known for its world class Barramundi fishing, an abundance of bird life and well fed crocodiles.

 The Burke Shire's remoteness is also an advantage, with residents and visitors saying that they enjoy a relaxed, stress and hassle-free lifestyle without the big city' negatives such as pollution, crowds, traffic congestion, serious crime and overcrowding.

Find out more about the Burke Shire.