|Shire of Winton
Location within Queensland
|Area:||53934.9 km² (20,824.4 sq mi)|
|Region:||Central West Queensland|
|State District:||Mount Isa|
The Shire of Barcoo is a Local Government Area located in south western Queensland, Australia. It covers an area of 62,000.7 square kilometres (23,938.6 sq mi), and has existed as a local government entity since 1887. It is named for the Barcoo River which reaches a confluence with the Thomson River in the shire to form Cooper Creek.
The major industry in the shire is beef production and some opal mining. There has been some development of the known oil and gas reserves in the region.
The Winton Division was created on 25 September 1886, and was subject to the Divisional Boards Act 1879. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Winton became a shire on 31 March 1903. It subsequently lost an area in its northwest to the Shire of McKinlay on 24 July 1930.