Boulia is a outback town and locality in the Shire of Boulia, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Boulia had a population of 301 people. Boulia is the administrative centre of the Boulia Shire, population approximately 600, which covers an area of 61,176 square kilometres. The area is best known for sightings of the Min Min lights, mysterious shimmering lights that appear at night. The lights are said to be caused by atmospheric refraction that occurs when cold air is trapped below warmer air, a phenomenon known as Fata Morgana.

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Location Information 

  • Elevation: 161.8
  • Population: 301
  • State electorate(s): Gregory
  • Federal Division(s): Kennedy
  • Established (yr): 1879
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Birdsville QLD 4482 (381 km, 4 hrs 40 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Boulia QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.